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posed that the forces withdrawn have yet left the vicinity of Chattanooga; they are probably concealed in the timber on the north side of the river, or in Lookout Valley. Possibly a portion of them have marched up the river to the assistance of Burnside, now beleaguered in Knoxville. Thomas has declined to allow any further flags of truce for a week to come, and this of itself is significant of a desire for concealment. The storm has certainly gathered, and the thunderbolt is forged and reen Wheeler and the Federal cavalry, in which we captured about 300 prisoners, killed and wounded about 100, and drove the enemy from Maryville back into Knoxville. A dispatch has just been received from Gen. Longstreet, in which he states that Burnside had retired upon Knoxville, where he now has been surrounded. It was desired that Gen. Longstreet's connection with the expedition should not be made public for the present; but, since it has found its way into the newspapers, it need not be di
The Daily Dispatch: November 28, 1863., [Electronic resource], Army of Tennessee, Missionary Ridge, Nov. 22. (search)
entered McLemore's Cove, just previous to the battle of Chickamauga. The last accounts from Knoxville were to the effect that Longstreet occupied all the outlets from the town except one, and that he expected to close that in a few hours. Burnside's forces were supposed to be equal to his own. Whether they will be able to hold out until reinforcements can reach them is a question now of the greatest importance. Their supplies must be meagre for a siege, but Sherman has shown that he is no laggard on the march. It is just possible, however, that he may meet a lion in his path before he arrives, if indeed he has gone to the rescue of Burnside. The heavy rain of yesterday, as well as the absence of supplies on the route, may operate to detain him somewhat on the road. It may be, after all, that the battle for the possession of Chattanooga will be fought around Knoxville; for if one side send forward reinforcements, the other will probably do the same. To carry Knoxville by
he impression prevailed that Grant was reinforcing Burnside. The Confederacy says: In front of Chattanofairs in East Tennessee: We are advised that Burnside, with twelve or fifteen thousand men, is now coopeearn that before Longstreet had reached Knoxville, Burnside had gathered there a large supply of corn and wheaurnished with half rations simply in the excess of Burnside's caution. There is one fact which is very c a siege. The heights will be carried by storm if Burnside will not retreat across the Holston. Wheeler and Ransom are now beyond the city, and thus Burnside is cut off from communication with Cumberland Gap. If herals. It is thought that Grant wishes to relieve Burnside, and hence is sending troops towards Knoxville whitelegram dated London, Tenn., the 21st inst.: Burnside burned twenty-five houses along the railroad last nd the Humphrey's House is supposed to be burned. Burnside charged Longstreet's right and was repulsed. Long