e waste and barren, like the battle grounds of Virginia.
We thought of Buell and Bragg, of George H. Thomas and Van Dorn, and of other opposing leaders, as we coursed along through this border State. Bridgeport and march to form a junction with General Hazen, who was the officer selected by General Thomas to come out from Chattanooga, seize the foot of Lookout Valley, lay a pontoon bridge over thhat time, for I believed that the cooperating forces, both at Brown's Ferry and the remainder of Thomas's army beyond Lookout Mountain, would be on the watch; that if any considerable force of the ene that place, usually called Kelly's Landing.
The Tennessee must be clear from Confederates, for Thomas's little steamer — the Chattanooga — was at last finished, loaded with hard bread, and already sny years to be useful to his city (Boston), and to be a comfort and a help to his family.
General Thomas said in orders: I most heartily congratulate you, General Hooker, and the troops under your