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etween the river and Lick Creek, or dispersed along under the river bank, between the two creeks, we repeat, had the Confederate corps been kept in continuously, closely pressed en masse upon their enemy after the front line had been broken and swept back.
In that case the Federal fragments must have been kept in downward movment, like the loose stones in the bed of a mountain torrent.
Fifth—In a remarkable letter from that distinguished soldier, General Sherman, which we find in the United States Service Magazine, he virtually asserts that, even had General Buell failed to reach the scene with his re-enforcements, nevertheless the state of the battle was such at 5 P. M. Sunday as justified General Grant in giving him orders at that hour to drop the defensive and assume the offensive at daylight on Monday morning. This to be the order of the day, irrespective of the advent of Buell.
In other words, Grant had resolved to become on the morrow the assailant, forsooth, with Lew Walla