interrupt his possible retreat.
came fighting along Missionary Ridge
from the left, Bragg
removed more and more troops from the centre of the balcony to oppose him, so that up there the enemy's force was visibly growing thinner in the centre as it grew thicker on the left.
The shape of the battle was steadily changing.
Something must be done to divert the enemy's increasing blows from Sherman
, coming behind them from Lookout Mountain
, could do it; but no Hooker
was to be seen.
His speed had been checked by a destroyed bridge.
He was on his way, but not at hand for this urgent hour.
As we easily follow a boat race or a game on land from our arranged benches, so Grant
and his staff from Orchard Knob
saw, as it has only once or twice been seen before, the whole thunderous pageant, flashing upon the hills of Chattanooga
And up there, inaccessible to help, Sherman