e, behind Pigeon Mountains.
Here, he was virtually reenforced by Longstreet from Virginia, although the forces of the latter were still only d misrepresented battle of Chickamauga.
Bragg, strengthened by Longstreet, started to interpose between Rosecrans and the stronghold he hadf their trenches to assume the offensive; that Bragg had detached Longstreet with a considerable force up into East Tennessee to defeat and cagg in position, to defeat him, or at least to force him to recall Longstreet.
The Army of the Cumberland had so long been in the trenches thaeneral Rosecrans.
September 18th.—* * * * A part, at least, of Longstreet's corps is going to Atlanta.
It is believed that Bragg, Johnstonoward Chattanooga and attack Rosecrans wherever found.
A part of Longstreet's Virginia troops under Hood arrived at Dalton on the 18th, and participated in the first day's fight at Chickamauga, but Longstreet himself, with the rest of his command, did not arrive till midnight after
e, January 19, 1864. Major-General George H. Thomas, Chattanooga.
Owing to the presence of Longstreet in East Tennessee it will be impossible to attempt any movement from your present position whi armies in the field much below our own. Before any part of this programme can be carried out, Longstreet must be driven from East Tennessee.
To do this it may be necessary to send more force from ely with its execution but for the anxiety which seems to exist respecting East Tennessee.
If Longstreet were expelled from that country, you could stars for Mobile at once; I suppose General Halleckmy conversation with him that he does not understand clearly how an army, large enough to make Longstreet's dislodgment certain, can be supplied while operating against Rogersville and Bristol, and acith the main body of your forces, leaving, of course, a sufficient number of troops to observe Longstreet, and prevent his getting hold of Knoxville, Cumberland Gap, or any other controlling point now