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The Daily Dispatch: September 22, 1863., [Electronic resource], A Glance at the condition of Affairs in East Tennessee. (search)
and the entire States of Kentucky and Tennessee. His projects for the holding of Tennessee may be defeated. There are two certain ways in which that defeat may be accomplished. First, by the main strength of Bragg's army hurled against the Federal armed force on our border, and the rout of that army in irretrievable disintegration and irremediable disaster. The second certain plan for the accomplishment of the same and will be the sending of a heavy column of cavalry to Stevenson, Ala., and from that point to penetrate the heart of Middle Tennessee, in the rear of the Federal army, destroying the Nashville and Chattanooga railroad as they advance, and cutting the Federal commander off from his supplies. Then a simultaneous movement of our strongly reinforced army across the Cumberland Mountain from London, and we venture the prediction the Yankees will "change front" faster than they ever came into this country. All ideas about roads, military and otherwise, wil
give below a summary of the news they contain: The removal of Rosecrans — Government opinion of his cowardice — Meade to follow suit — Dahlgren reported removed. The most prominent item in the New York papers of Friday is the removal of General Rosecrans from the command of the Army of the Cumberland. He received the order relieving him from command on Monday evening last, and left on Wednesday for Cincinnati, where he was ordered to report, leaving Gen. Thomas in command. At Stevenson, Ala., he met Gen. Grant, who had been ordered from Nashville to take command of the army. Both Generals staid there that night, and were the guests of Gen. Hooker. Grant was still walking with a crutch, and very much shattered by his late accident. The Philadelphia Inquirer says of his removal: The country was somewhat startled by the rumor, followed by the acknowledged statement, that Rosecrans had been relieved from his command. The reasons seem to be that he exceeded his instruct<
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