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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—eastern Tennessee. (search)
allotted to his troops. On the other hand, the retreat of the Army of the Cumberland rendered the occupation of East Tennessee much more important, for, as this army no longer menaced Dalton and Cleveland, it was only on the banks of the Holston River that the Federals could occupy the direct line, so useful to the Confederacy, from Lynchburg to Atlanta. It was therefore necessary that Burnside should remain in East Tennessee. Rosecrans was asking him to collect the bulk of his troops at Kingston on the south of Knoxville, so as to place his entire cavalry en ├ęchelon down the river on the western bank of the Tennessee. He would thus have covered the left of the Army of the Cumberland, while leaving sufficient garrisons at Knoxville and Cumberland Gap, the only points within his command which it was important to preserve. But the Government at Washington would not expose to incursions by the enemy the territory the liberation of which it had just celebrated, and Halleck ordered Bur
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the Third winter. (search)
with provisions for ten days, will resupply them at Cottonport, between Washington and Decatur. With a view to supporting this movement and employing his cavalry, Grant instructs General Elliott to quit Alexandria with two brigades, to march on Kingston, where he shall collect Byrd's brigade, and to lead these forces to Athens, where he shall meet Granger and unite with him. On his side, General Foster, the designated successor to Burnside, who has just arrived at Cumberland Gap, shall take allorks on the south, the defence of which the Union general has entrusted to Shackelford. Toward midnight the preliminary movement is executed with unanimity, and succeeds completely. Under cover of the darkness the Confederates, following the Kingston road, approach the positions occupied by the hostile sharpshooters, push them out, make seventy of them prisoners, and take possession of these positions. But the surprise, however successful it was, had the grave inconvenience of putting all t