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my encouraged. Burnside. Grant's purpose to attack Bragg. impatient of delays. the battle of Chattanooga. s to Rosecrans, who was at Chattanooga confronted by Bragg. The despatches to Grant were unaccountably delayed action. Rosecrans's army was closely besieged, and Bragg felt confident that he could soon starve him out andy from the superior forces of the enemy. As soon as Bragg found himself foiled at Chattanooga, he sent Longstr Chattanooga would invite an attack on that place by Bragg's strong army. Grant therefore determined that the uch energy the rebel right on Missionary Ridge, that Bragg was forced to send column after column from his centant shouts pressed upon their dispirited foes, until Bragg's whole army was routed and flying before the victorhe centre. Sherman was having a difficult task, for Bragg, regarding his right as the key to his position, or ordered pursuit, and himself followed to direct it. Bragg's defeated army retreated in all haste, or rather fl
appointed to the highest military rank. But he was at last recognized by one gentleman, and the news passing rapidly through the company, he was greeted With enthusiastic cheers. That evening he attended the President's levee, and there he was the object of more striking demonstrations of enthusiasm, in which the President himself heartily joined. The victorious general who captured Donelson, defeated the rebels at Shiloh, made the brilliant and successful campaign of Vicksburg, and drove Bragg's legions from before Chattanooga, could not escape the grateful plaudits of the people, nor, as the newly-appointed Lieutenant General, fail to receive the most cordial tokens of the confidence and hopes which he inspired. Deeply impressed by these demonstrations, and grateful for the manifestations of respect and confidence so fully and heartily bestowed, Grant was nevertheless unused to such things, and had a decided aversion to being lionized. As he left the White House he said to a