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First meeting with Secretary Stanton-General Rosecrans-Commanding military division of Mississipp
nders as they were, while the other relieved Rosecrans and assigned Thomas to his place.
I accepte uently wrote General Halleck suggesting that Rosecrans should move against Bragg.
By so doing he w ps were sent from every available point.
Rosecrans had very skilfully manoeuvred Bragg south of ought on the 19th and 20th of September, and Rosecrans was badly defeated, with a heavy loss in art eorge H.
Thomas stood its ground, while Rosecrans, with Crittenden and McCook, returned to Cha ture or demoralization.
All supplies for Rosecrans had to be brought from Nashville.
The railr g to the position of Bragg, all supplies for Rosecrans had to be hauled by a circuitous route north f the Mississippi, and telegraphed it to General Rosecrans.
I then telegraphed to him the order fr t, reaching Stevenson, Alabama, after dark.
Rosecrans was there on his way north.
He came into my [11 more...]
First meeting with Secretary Stanton-General Rosecrans-Commanding military division of Mississippi-Andrew Johnson's Address-arrival at Chattanooga The reply (to my telegram of October 16, 1863, from Cairo, announcing my arrival at that point) came on the morning of the 17th, directing me to proceed immediately to the Gait House, Louisville, where I would meet an officer of the War Department with my instructions. I left Cairo within an hour or two after the receipt of this dispatch, going
ning of the 20th of October I started, with my staff, and proceeded as far as Nashville.
At that time it was not prudent to travel beyond that point by night, so I remained in Nashville until the next morning.
Here I met for the first time Andrew Johnson, Military Governor of Tennessee.
He delivered a speech of welcome.
His composure showed that it was by no means his maiden effort.
It was long, and I was in torture while he was delivering it, fearing something would be expected from me in