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tanooga, and was pressing on our rear toward Lee & Gordon's Mills by the road to Lafayette. The situation had now become exceedingly interesting and exciting. --Rosecrans, evidently under the impression that our little army was flying before him like a flock of frightened sheep, and determined that it should not escape, had dividecy. Indeed, by a rapid movement upon Crittenden, who would then have been easily destroyed, we could have crossed the Tennessee at Chattanooga, and falling upon Rosecrans's lines of communication, have isolated McCook, who could not possibly have escaped; or our army could have been divided, and one-half sent through Stephens's Gaously assaulted the picket line of Gen. Breckinridge; but they were quickly repulsed and considerably damaged. The events here related at length awakened Gen. Rosecrans to a full appreciation of his critical situation. He saw at once that he had not to contend with a retreating and disheartened army; but, on the contrary, he