ulties in supply
Sherman's March from Memphis
long lines of communication
Grant hurries Sherman
alarming situation of Burnside
anxiety of government
Longstreet moves against Burnside
dispatches of Grant to Halleck and Burnside
Thomas ordered to attack Bragg
Thomas not Brady
movement postponed till Sherman's arrival
great anxiety about Burnside
road from Nashville to Decatur opened
supplies ordered to Burnside by Cumberland river
difficulties of Sherman's route
critical condition of Grant's armies
extent of his operations
Halleck still anxious about Burnside
Grant impresses on Burnside necessity of holding out
confidence of Burnside
arrival of Sherman at Bridgeport
reconnoissance by Grant, Sherman, and Thomas
orders issued for battle of Chattanooga.
The Cumberland mountains constitute the natural boundary between what are called the cotton states —the semi-tropical region of the American Union—and th
ter just where the three great states of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama approach nearest to each other; the mnterior of the cotton region, from Mississippi, and Georgia, and Alabama, and South Carolina, centred at Atlantues of grain and beef, from the prolific regions of Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.
In a word, they became inteart of North Carolina, and the northern portions of Georgia and Alabama, were never false to the Union.
They wast Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, northern Georgia and Alabama—results that I feel assured would Cumberland was absolutely thrust between Bragg and Georgia, and, unless intercepted, would have surrounded thee valley, and on the other by the mountains of northern Georgia and Alabama.
In its front, but a hundred and nd Dalton are on the railroad between Tennessee and Georgia.
As early as the 26th of October, three days aftdoor for grander opera.
tions into the interior of Georgia.
All this he was waiting and planning to do. He de