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The Daily Dispatch: October 8, 1863., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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. Rosecrans's lines of communication, and to isolate Burnside.--McMinnville is in Worsen county, Tenn., 75 miles from Nashville, 50 from Chattanooga, and 180 from Knoxville. The fight at McMinnville was progressing when telegraphic communication was interrupted, and the result is unknown. On the 28th ult., a force of rebels attacked the right wing of Burnside's army, and after a fight of two hours they were repulsed. The rebels hold Greenville. Another dispatch states that on Friday Wheeler's rebel cavalry were attacked at Anderson's Cross Roads, about 45 miles from Chattanooga, on the Nashville and Chattanooga railroad, by our cavalry, and badly whipped. The rebels were completely routed and driven ten miles. Reinforcements for Rosecrans. The special correspondent of the Chicago Evening Journal, under date of 29th ult., says: A large portion of the Army of the Potomac is going to Chattanooga. You may not deem it expedient or proper to publish this, but I s
the enemy's camps as well as in the city, setting fire to a house. The enemy replied briskly from Moccasin Point to our mortars on Lookout, and feebly from the star fort and casemated fort. The firing still continues. It is reported that General Wheeler has captured and burned five hundred wagons belonging to the enemy. [second Dispatch.] Missionary Ridge, via Chickamauga, October 6.--The Tennessee river is rising rapidly. It has swept away the lower pontoon bridge of the enemy and submerged the trestle bridge. Prisoners and deserters confirm the capture of the enemy's wagon train by Gen. Wheeler. Major S. P. Mitchell, Chief Quartermaster of Gen. Longstreet's corps, died last night of diphtheria. Colonel Joe Lewis, of the Sixth Kentucky regiment, has been appointed Brigadier General, to take command of Gen. Helms's brigade. Colonel James A. Smith has been appointed Brigadier General, and will command Preston Smith's old brigade. No firing on eithe