reported and believed, Burnside permitted Longstreet to cross the river, and drove him on to Knoxville by order of General Grant--thus, on the eve of a battle with Bragg, detaching twenty thousand men — we may rest confident that the hero o<*> Vicksburgh will not permit the manoeuvre to go profitless, or fail to follow up the strategy in his usually prompt and effective fashion.
We can hold our own until he is ready.
This week will decide Longstreet's destiny and ours.
We do not permit ourseents; two more were cut down in another; but not one entered the fort.
The three veteran regiments of the Ninth army corps stood up to the work before them unflinching and glorious to a man. The heroes of a dozen campaigns, from the Potomac to Vicksburgh, they found themselves, for the third time, arrayed for trial of courage and endurance with the flower of the Southern army — the picked men of Longstreet's boasted veterans; and saw the sun rise, on that chill Sunday morning in November, on an