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e thus outdone.
The cloud of smoke had hardly cleared from the field when they again took up the gage of battle.
In sheer desperation and with an appalling recklessness of life, they thrust themselves upon the Union lines again and again, only to recoil, battered and bleeding.
Thomas — the rock of Chickamauga who became the sledge of Nashville
Major-General George Henry Thomas, Virginia-born soldier loyal to the Union; commended for gallantry in the Seminole War, and for service in Mexico; won the battle of Mill Spring, January 19, 1862; commanded the right wing of the Army of the Tennessee against Corinth and at Perryville, and the center at Stone's River.
Only his stability averted overwhelming defeat for the Federals at Chickamauga.
At Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge he was a host in himself.
After Sherman had taken Atlanta he sent Thomas back to Tennessee to grapple with Hood.
How he crushed Hood by his sledge-hammer blows is told in the accompanying text.
n forces in February, 1862, General Morton, of the U. S. Corps of Engineers, began work on its fortifications.
Around the capitol were built earth parapets and stockades, and enough room was provided to mount fifteen guns.
The strong, massive structure, plentifully supplied with water, could easily accommodate a regiment of infantry — enough in such a citadel to hold an entire army at bay. This, however, was but a part of the entire line of defenses he planned.
He was intending to fortify Morton and Houston Hills, and a third on which Fort Negley was actually constructed.
The pictures show the city which the works were built to defend, but which Morton was prepared to leave to the enemy if forced to retreat within his lines.
A state house stockaded
The stockade and the parapet
The Nashville capitol fortified
Federal infantry. The center of the Union front had been pierced.
Like a wedge the Southern troops thrust themselves through the opening.
Two captured batteries