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is dispatch is as follows:
On the Road, September 21, 1863.
General: We are in a mile of Rossville—have been on the point of Missionary Ridge.
Can see Chattanooga and everything around.
On mission Ridge.
On taking possession of Mission Ridge, one mile or thereabouts from Rossville, we found the enemy fortifying the gap. Dismounted Colonel Dibbrell's regiment, under command st had two divisions, which habitually fought dismounted.
While the Union army was in line at Rossville, five miles southeast of Chattanooga, General Rosencranz was in the city, sending out ammunitin Rossville Gap, between Bragg and Chattanooga, General Thomas says:
I then proceeded to Rossville, accompanied by Generals Garfield and Gordon Granger, and immediately prepared to place the trstill confronts us. * * *
(Signed) Braxton Bragg.
Of course, this advanced position at Rossville was not one for occupation, and during the night of the 21st, Thomas moved his army to Chattan