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3. There are some additional facts and circumstances connected with the battle of the Chickamauga which deserve to be recorded. The battle field lies on the west bank of West Chickamauga, and is about eight miles from Ringgold, Ga., and about the same distance from Chattanooga, Tenn., being nearly due west from the former and nearly due south from the latter. It is some four miles below the Tennessee line, and is bounded on the west by the Missionary Ridge, (a continuation of Walden's Ridge in Tennessee,) and on the east by the Chickamauga, or "river of blood," as the Indian name implies. Rossville, the former home of John Ross, the celebrated chief of the Cherokees, is two miles north from the battle field, and situated at the foot of a pass in Missionary Ridge. It was in this lovely valley of the Chickamauga, and along these mountain passes, that the hostile tribes were wont to meet in battle array and settle their disputes. It was here that the dusky maiden was wooed
circle, extending on the left from the base of Lookout Mountain to that of Missionary Ridge on the right.--From the heights of the latter ridge, some 900 feet high, a commanding view is presented of the valley and town of Chattanooga, and of Walden's Ridge, on the opposite side of the Tennessee. The enemy's position is very strong and well fortified, they taking advantage of the works we had constructed, besides having since erected three lines of entrenchments fronting South. A large encampm town, which is sufficient to hold it against great odds. As we hold Lookout Mountain and command the Nashville and Chattanooga Road to Bridgeport, the enemy's communication is cut off for obtaining supplies, except by the rugged road across Walden's Ridge, across the river and opposite the town. He is no doubt forced to send a heavy escort with all his trains for fear of being cut off by our cavalry, which is said to be already in his rear. To attempt to carry Chattanooga by storm at this ti