ommand under me — now Sherman's. General J. E. Johnston was defending Atlanta and the interior of Georgia with an army, the largest part of which was stationed at Dalton, about 38 miles south of Chattanooga.
Dalton is at the junction of the railroad from Cleveland with the one from Chattanooga to Atlanta.
There could have beeDalton is at the junction of the railroad from Cleveland with the one from Chattanooga to Atlanta.
There could have been no difference of opinion as to the first duty of the armies of the Military Division of the Mississippi.
Johnston's army was the first objective, and that important railroad center, Atlanta, the second.
At the time I wrote General Halleck giving my views of the approaching campaign, and at the time I met General Sherman, it; wof the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana.
On December 27th, 1863, he assumed command of the Army of Tennessee, superseding Bragg.--editors. was at Dalton, Georgia, opposed to Sherman, who was still at Chattanooga.
Besides these main armies, the Confederates had to guard the Shenandoah Valley--a great storehouse to feed