alton, would in no manner have altered the ensuing campaign.
If I had had a conception of the operations from Dalton to Atlanta, naught but the most peremptory orders could have induced me to have left General Lee.
General Johnston, in referenceers, prisoners, etc. I am extremely disappointed.
I cannot positively state the reduction of his Army from Dalton to Atlanta, but I believe it was about nineteen thousand (19,000) muskets. * * * * As to the deficiency of ammunition, it is a romamy request by General Bragg.
It is impossible that we should have lost twenty-five thousand (25,000) men from Dalton to Atlanta, and,at the same time, no material save four field pieces.
After the muskets of the killed and wounded were gathered anovement had dislodged us already from Dalton and Resaca, and in fact dislodged us from every position between Dalton and Atlanta — how long is it supposed we would have remained at Cassville?
I leave the answer to every fair minded man.