th works about the place.
During the month of May he moved his army three times out of its works, and offered battle to Halleck, who declined it every time.
On one of these occasions we struck a force under General Pope, at Farmington, which withdhat on the 9th of December he was ordered to be relieved from the command of the army.
The order was, fortunately for Halleck, suspended.
Thomas would not attack 'till he was ready.
His victory was decisive.
But even after that the Washington city generalissimo, Halleck, complained that Thomas did not press Hood's army.
I have never heard anybody who was in Hood's army at that time justify Halleck's complaints on this score.
Thomas' own letter, replying to these indiscreet stricturesHalleck's complaints on this score.
Thomas' own letter, replying to these indiscreet strictures, shows the stuff of which the writer was made.
In calm review of these operations it is but fair to say that in the whole course of the war there was no finer illustration of generalship exhibited by any Federal commander than General Thomas' de