and key of this system and its defense.
Pittsburg Landing, twenty-two miles distant, was the stronfter Sherman effected his first lodgement at Pittsburg, Bragg conceived the project of striking himoo near his positions at Crump's Landing and Pittsburg.
I would prefer uniting farther back, at ore certain not to march on Crump's Landing or Pittsburg, when, perhaps, we ought to move on or towarn front of Monterey, almost half-way between Pittsburg and Corinth, advancing.
But this was a mistville, converging to-morrow near Monterey on Pittsburg.
Beauregard second in command, Polk the lefts line of march by the Ridge road, hence to Pittsburg, half an hour after the Third Corps shall haey's or Pratt's house, on the direct road to Pittsburg — if that road is found practicable-or in thd as far as its intersection with the one to Pittsburg, passing through Grier's Ford, on Lick Creekk Creek, on the direct road from Monterey to Pittsburg, so that it may be used in any forward movem