can give me but little.
It is believed by them that the army in our front amounts to about eighty thousand men; occupying Chattanooga, now strongly fortified, Bridgeport, and Stevenson.
I find the country unfit for military operations, from the effect of heavy rains.
Its condition prevents military exercises — a most important show that about four thousand men have returned to the ranks since the battle of Missionary Ridge.
My predecessor estimated the enemy's force at Chattanooga, Bridgeport, and Stevenson, at about eighty thousand.
Major-General Wheeler reports that about two-thirds of his cavalry is with General Longstreet.
He has about sixteate.
This number was estimated to be sixty-five thousand by an officer who belonged to General Grant's staff at Chattanooga. These troops occupied Chattanooga, Bridgeport, and Stevenson.
Besides them, the Ninth and Twenty-third Corps, twenty-five or thirty thousand, were at Knoxville.
Longstreet's corps and Martin's cavalry div