- Disposition of the Confederate troops. -- affair at Dug Gap. -- cavalry light at Varnell's Station. -- fighting at Resaca. -- General Wheeler encounters Stoneman's cavalry. -- army withdrawn to Resaca to meet flanking movement of the enemy.
As, since the President's letter of December 23d, no reference had been made to the design of recovering Middle Tennessee, I reminded him of it on the 27th, through General Bragg, who was virtually his chief staff-officer, in the following letter: