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The Daily Dispatch: September 22, 1863., [Electronic resource], A Glance at the condition of Affairs in East Tennessee. (search)
n portion of his army is massed on his right. Crittenden's corps moved down on the Ringgold and Dalton road a few days since. This was done for the purpose of protecting immense wagon trains, which of the engagement that Col. Scott's cavalry brigade had with the same force on the Ringgold and Dalton road. On the morning of the 10th Gen. Forrest, with Col. S.'s brigade, went to Ringgold.--Os were forced in on all the roads north of Ringgold. The artillery was soon hurried back on the Dalton road with portions of the cavalry. In a few minutes the enemy began to shell the town. In the meantime their sharpshooters had cut off any further retreat on the Dalton road. 140 men, under Lt. Col. Montgomery, of the 5th Tennessee, were thus cut off, and were forced to climb the mountain south of Ringgold. The enemy followed with much spirit two miles on the Dalton road, where our artillery being put in position, opened on them. After an hour's duelling the enemy began to turn our flan