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Enemy's retreat to Chattanooga.

On the morning of the 21st September, the enemy having the night previous commenced his retreat to Chattanooga,1 Bragg moved rapidly forward, preceded by General Forrest and his troopers, who were sorely pressing and harrassing the retreating foe, that night reached Missionary Ridge and commenced fortifying.2 All the passes of Lookout Mountain, which had been in possession of the enemy since our abandonment of Chattanooga during the month previous, and which covered his line of supplies from Bridgeport, were now regained by us.

1 See the official report of the battle, p. 24.

2 As to the results and consequences of this battle, read the concluding part of General Bragg's report.

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