to help the other.
But the centre was a straight climb up into the face of the enemy, and Grant
determined upon the boxes.
The left-hand box, the north end of Missionary Ridge
, was to be the main affair; and Sherman
was to conduct it. He was to creep round and there turn Bragg
's flank, while Hooker
was to turn the other flank on Lookout Mountain
might cut Bragg
his base, which lay less than a mile behind that part of Missionary Ridge
never suspected this could happen.
had crept out of sight, gone to Burnside
, he supposed; and the Union
troops seemed to him from his balcony to be thinking of his centre and of Lookout Mountain
So he did not much fortify the precious north end of Missionary Ridge
He was doing precisely what Grant
manoeuvred for. But Chattanooga
is one of the great battles that melt to a new shape in the very hands of their sculptors.