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eriod did not appear to him as practicable.
The advance against Knoxville being decided on, Longstreet was given for the expedition his two divisions, McLaws' and Hood's, with Wheeler's cavalry, to which Buckner's division was added.
Ransom's Southwest Virginia division, mainly cavalry was ordered to co-operate.
It was ten daysia, Col. John B. Weems; Fiftieth, Col. Peter McGlashan; Fifty-first, Col. Edward Ball; Fifty-third, Col. James P. Simms—was selected for duty on the picket line of Hood's division on the 27th, Lieu.
tenant-Colonel Holt, of the Tenth, having expressed the opinion that he could take the works.
The final orders for the assault dirks on the night before the assault.
The three other regiments, Fifty-third, Fifty-first and Fiftieth, took part in the assault, and suffered a loss of 212 men. In Hood's division, under Jenkins, the only brigades participating in the assault were those of Anderson and Benning, Anderson leading and taking the main part.