Washington, September 11, 1863. Major-Generai Rosecrans, Chattanooga.
After holding the mountain passes in the Bragg reenforced from Virginia, drew out of Chattanooga, fell on Rosecrans at that place, defeated him and drove him into the city, the reco 15th it was resolved to march back toward Chattanooga and attack Rosecrans wherever found.
A part of Longstreet's Virginia troops under Hooived from Richmond.
The impression sought to be created that Rosecrans' army was driven off the field is erroneous.
Soon after four o'cof the second day, General Thomas having received notice from General Rosecrans that rations and ammunition would be sent to meet him at Ross day had ended.
Of the close of the battle and its results General Rosecrans in his official report, says:
At nightfall the enemy had anooga—and prepared to hold it.
Coming down to the time when Rosecrans had been relieved, and General Thomas was in command in Chattanoo