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Chapter 34: Besieging Knoxville. Closing on the enemy's lines a gallant dash the Federal positions Fort Loudon, later called Fort Sanders assault of the Fort carefully planned General McLaws advises delay the order reiterated and emphasized gallant effort by the brigades of Generals Wofford, Humphreys, and Bryan at the appointed time a recall ordered, because carrying the works was reported impossible General Longstreet is ordered by the President to General Bragg's relief losses during the assault and the campaign. The enemy's line of sharp-shooters and Fort Sanders stood in our direct line of advance,--the fort manned by the heaviest and best field guns. Benjamin's battery, an old familiar acquaintance who had given us many hard knocks in our Eastern service, opened upon us as soon as we were in its reach. It was not until night of the 17th that our line was well established, and then only so as to enclose the enemy's front, leaving the country across the r