s in a great measure on its connection with Chattanooga for support, and both are entirely dependen and destroy the railroad from Nashville to Chattanooga, fulfills both conditions.
To accomplisrland is low, similar to the one in passing Chattanooga, you isolate that position and compel a retle.
Such a position can only be found near Chattanooga.
The march into Middle Tennessee, via Kailroads enough to compel the evacuation of Chattanooga.
Certainly it could make a powerful diversral army at Knoxville, equally distant from Chattanooga and Dalton, was exactly between Longstreet nited forces on the road from that place to Chattanooga, at the point nearest to Dalton, and employe navigation of the Tennessee — the army in Chattanooga might be induced in that way to attack in or position, and repairing the railroad from Chattanooga to Ringgold.
The intelligence received on t Charleston, on the 2d, both on the way to Chattanooga; and that these troops and the Army of the