ved reliable information of the departure of Longstreet's corps from the Army of the Potomac, I ordehteen thousand men sent from Virginia, under Longstreet, would not have given the enemy the superiorted, but the attack on it was not vigorous.
Longstreet evidently determined to starve the garrison ready given orders looking to the pursuit of Longstreet.
I offered to join in the pursuit, though if ten thousand men, he would be able to push Longstreet out of East Tennessee, and he hoped to captubreak up all communication between Bragg and Longstreet.
We had all sorts of rumors as to the latvalry, and that all was well with him there; Longstreet still lay before the place, but there were seneral Burnside's staff), who announced that Longstreet had the night before retreated on the Rutledthat it should join in the stern-chase after Longstreet.
On the morning of December 6th I rode frs forces move out of Knoxville in pursuit of Longstreet, and General Granger's move in, I put in mot[7 more...]