of the 19th, while Bragg
yet had Breckinridge
to put in, and Kershaw
' division were expected next day. It is estimated that the Federal
strength was 45,855, and Confederate 33,897, actually engaged on the 19th.
That night Longstreet
arrived, and he was assigned to command the left wing of the army, consisting of the commands of Buckner
, Bushrod Johnson
retained charge of the right wing, including the commands of D. H. Hill
, who had been but slightly engaged on the 19th, was ordered up to the right.
& Gordon's mill, two days before an important point, was now left to the south of the battlefield.
Notwithstanding the changes in position, General Bragg
's orders give the impression that he was still determined to drive Rosecrans
up the valley.
relates that he was informed Saturday night that the action would be brought on at daylight Sunday upon the right or north, and be taken up successively to the left, the general movement to be a wheel upon Longstreet
's extreme left as a pivot.
did not attack at early dawn as expected.
A miscarriage of orders caused a provoking delay.
Finally during the early morning Polk
sent officers directly to Breckinridge
, directing them to attack immediately.
came up at 8 a. m. to D. H. Hill
's line, and presently the attack was begun by Breckinridge
, soon followed by Cleburne
The Federal army was well posted during the night of the 19th.
arranged the divisions of Baird
on a ridge east of the Rossville
road, with his flanks drawn back.
From his right, the Federal
right wing, the divisions of Negley
, with Wood
in reserve, extended southward behind the Rossville
In general course the line followed the foot of the spur