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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 30 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 23, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 Browse Search
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 1 1 Browse Search
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Foster owes to the impregnable nature of the defences of Knoxville the security of his command. It is known that Gen. Foster labored under difficulties insurmountable — He could not make or maintain roads. He could not advance with deficient transportation; but he could have done more than he has done. If Longstreet could move consistently, Foster could have done so; and that he did not, will not conduce much to his merits as a military commander. It is true that in the engagement at Fair Garden on the 27th ult., that portion of his command under Gen. Sturgis did signal service. But I cannot see that Gen. Foster is entitled to credit for an accident. The new commander, Gen. Schofield, has taken the reins, and it is hoped that he will infuse into the army some of that Western energy so essential to that command. He is Gen. Grant's choice, and will doubtless fulfill all that can reasonably be expected of him. There is one thing in his favor, and that is, that he is fresh fro