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From Gen. Bragg's army. [from our own Correspondent.] Army of Tennessee. Chattanooga Valley, Oct. 28th. The enemy has gained important advantages within the last forty-eight hours, which, unless they are counteracted in some way, will place the question of subsisting his army in Chattanooga this winter beyond all doubt. But before proceeding further, permit me to correct as error into which I fell in my letter of yesterday. The point at which the enemy laid the pontoon bridgeto the casualties on either side. The fighting continued for some hours, and will probably be renewed. I hear artillery-firing across Lookout, in the direction of the ferry, as I close this postscript. Sallust. Army of Tennessee, Chattanooga Valley, Oct. 29. I have but little to add to my postscript of this morning, touching the fight last night in Lookout valley. This valley lies west of the mountain of that name, and between it and Raccoon mountain, and is drained by Lookout
From Chattanooga. [from our own Correspondent.] Army of Tennessee, Chattanooga Valley, Nov. 2d. The situation remains the same as at the date of my last letter. The enemy still holds Lookout Valley, Brown's Ferry, Raccoon Mountain, and the railroad and river from Bridgeport to a point within one mile of Lookout point. No further effort has been made to dislodge him since the unsuccessful attempt of Gen. Jenkins. Had the attack been made in sufficient force the day after the Federalen us and our base of supplies, and expose our flank and rear to a movement either from Chattanooga or Bridgeport, and if we do not go into the valley we cannot dislodge the enemy.--Why, then, should we remain longer in the mud and water in Chattanooga Valley? Gen. Hardee has arrived and been assigned to the command of Polk's corps. Another Federal corps, making the third, has arrived from the Potomac. The enemy has fallen back from London in the direction of Knoxville, and considerable s
ccupied Ringgold. Ga., and that Bragg was in fall retreat for Datton, firing the bridges behind him. Among the prisoners captured was a son of Gen. Breckinridge. The following is the latest dispatch from Grant. Chattanooga, Nov. 25.--7:15 P. M. --To Mayor Gen.Halleck, General in Chief; --Although the battle lasted from early down until dark this evening, I believe I am not premature in announcing a complete victory over Bragg. Lookout Mountain top, all the rifle pits in Chattanooga Valley, and Missionary Ridge entire, have fallen into our hands. [Signed]U. S. Grant Major Gen. Dispatches from Meade's army place A. P. Hill's corps at Mitchell's Ford, and Ewell's corps at Raccoon and Morton fords. They claim that if Meads gets possession of the Fredericksburg and Central roads he will have the shortest route to Richmond, and get there first. Where will Lee be? It is rumored that Chief Justice Tuney and Secretary Chase have resigned. The steamer Bans
ericksburg and lost that of Missionary Ridge. But let us take up the painful narrative at the beginning, and see how this great misfortune, if not this grievous disgrace, has be fallen the Confederate arms. Lookout Mountain was evacuated last night, it being no longer important to us after the loss of Lookout or Wills's Valley, and no longer tenable against such an overwhelming force as General Grant had concentrated around Chattanooga.--Gen. Bragg abandoned also the whole of Chattanooga Valley, and the frenches and breastworks passing along the foot of Missionary Ridge and across the valley to the base of Lookout, and moved his troops up to the top of the ridge. It was found necessary to extend his right well up towards the Chickamauga, near its month, in consequence of the heavy forces which the enemy had thrown up the river in that direction. The Tennessee and Missionary Ridge approach nearer in each other as one goes up, or rather down the valley the width of which at s
musketry was heard. At nightfall the sky cleared, and "the full moon, the traitors' doom," shone upon the beautiful scene. Until 1 o'clock A. M. the twinkling sparks upon the mountain side showed that picket skirmishing was going on. Then it ceased. General Grant's headquarters during the afternoon of the 23d and the day of the 24th were in Hood's redoubt, except when in the course of the day he rode along the advanced line, visiting the headquarters of the several commanders in Chattanooga Valley. At daylight on the 25th the Stars and Stripes were discovered on the peak of Lookout. The rebels had evacuated the mountain. General Hooker moved to descend the mountain, and striking Mission Ridge at the Rossville Gap to sweep on both sides and on its summits. The rebel troops were seen as soon as it was light enough streaming by regiments and brigades along the narrow summit of Mission Ridge, either concentrating on the right to overwhelm Sherman on marching for the railr
outhwesterly direction, finally disappearing in Alabama. Raccoon Mountain and Sand Mountain, which lie next to the river, are parts of the same range, being separated by Nickajack Cove. To the east of this range, and separated by a narrow valley, is Lookout Mountain. This valley is known as Lookout Valley up to the water-shed, and as Willis's Valley beyond, the dividing line being where the water runs northeast and southwest in opposite directions. To the east of Lookout Mountain is Chattanooga Valley, so called after the creek of that name, and then comes, still further to the east Missionary Ridge. Each one of these mountain ranges abuts upon the Tennessee river. Missionary Ridge disappears in a series of kills a few miles below Chattanooga, only to reappear again under the name of Peavine Ridge, and again lower down under the name of Pigeon Mountain; the latter uniting near the Alabama line with Lookout Mountain, and forming an acute angle. --The space enclosed between these two
. The Yankee army at Chattanooga. A correspondent of the Louisville Journal, writing from Nashville, gives quite a sombre account of the condition of the Yankees at Chattanooga. He says that the army there is shivering in torpor, and that fuel is so scarce in the camps that all the stumps in the valley have been chipped to the ground. This correspondent adds: A scythe would not shave the grain from the field more closely than the axes of the soldiers the vast forests in Chattanooga Valley. Wood could be procured near Missionary Ridge, but we have actually no animals to draw it to camp. There is no forage at Chattanooga, and horses and mules are dying by scores. Lean and fragile frames are stalking over the fields and through the streets of the city as though a famine were abroad in the land. Dead horses and mules cumber the streets and alleys of the city, and their bodies are rotting in the plains around. Hundreds of animals, turned out to pick subsistence in the f
und the foot of the mountain from their main camp in Chattanooga Valley to Lookout Valley. Holding these advantages, he woumand the roads leading from the enemy's main camp in Chattanooga Valley to Lookout Valley. On the 28th Hooker emerged io near Bridgeport, his main force being fortified in Chattanooga Valley, at the foot of and on Missionary Ridge and Lookout You will co-operate with Sherman. The troops in Chattanooga Valley should be well concentrated on your left flank, leavtions from the north end of Lookout Mountain through Chattanooga Valley to the north end of Missionary Ridge. The seconof his command, in pursuance of orders, swept across Chattanooga Valley, now abandoned by the enemy, to Rossville. In this xpected, moving north on the ridge, with his left in Chattanooga valley and his right east of the Ridge. His approach was ie whole of his strong positions on Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga Valley, and Missionary Ridge, were in our possession, toget
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