d every good soldier to the front.
Rosecrans estimates Bragg's entire force, when he had thus been strengthened, at 92,000--an enormous excess over ours — and there is no reasonable doubt that he had at length more men under his command than composed the army which was blindly, eagerly rushing upon him, as if intent on a deer-hunt rather than a life-and-death struggle with a wary and formidable foe.
Sept. 11. to Ringgold, throwing forward Wilder's mounted men to Tunnel hill, where they had a heavy skirmish, while Hazen, with Criteenden's rear division, closed up on the advance; but, by this time, Negley's division, of Thomas's corps, advancing to Dug gap,
Sept. 10. had found it decidedly held by the enemy, who could not be persuaded to leave.
Baird's division came up next morning; but both together were far too light, and wisely fell back, after a smart skirmish, retreating down the cove.
And now Crittenden, justly alarmed for his communications, made