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The Daily Dispatch: September 22, 1863., [Electronic resource], A Glance at the condition of Affairs in East Tennessee. (search)
occupied, and thoroughly devastated, by Federal troops. A letter from Ringgold, Ga., dated the 15th inst., says: Rosecrans seems at present falling back tion 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 protectinghe 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.--On the way thither evidence of infantry having passed into the town was violate. Had not been in town more than half an hour before scouultaneous with the firing our pickets were forced in on all the roads north of Ringgold. The artillery was soon hurried back on the Dalton road with portions of the h 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
mall stream running for about 20 miles along the base of the mountains, rising near Lafayette, in Georgia, and emptying into the river near Chattanooga, Tenn. The conflict, it will be seen, continued through Sunday and was yet undecided, though our forces had gained a material advantage. As the armies of Rosecrans and Bragg were facing each other, about six miles apart, at Summerville, Ga., on the 18th inst, it is probable that the former was retreating to Chattanooga when Bragg precipitated his forces upon it. This is the more likely from the fact that Cleveland, Tenn., was captured by our troops on Thursday last, and Rosecrans's left being thus threatened forced him to retire on Chattanooga. The line of the Chickamauga river is about ten miles from Ringgold, Ga. The dispatch from Gen. Bragg tells all that we can know about the result of the two days fight. It is to be hoped that during the day intelligence may be received, giving additional news of the same cheering complexion.