hreatens the gateway from Georgia.
Why is it that you make no report of your position and movements?
We are left entirely in the dark in regard to your army.
October 24th.—It now appears pretty certain that Ewell's corps has gone to Tennessee, and its probable object is Abingdon.
His force is estimated at from twenty to twenty-five thousand.
It is reported that he left Lee's army on Monday last, but did not pass through Richmond.
It is therefore most probable that he passed through Lynchburg taking the road to Abingdon.
The following telegrams were sent by Mr. Lincoln to General Burnside:
Washington, D. C., September 21st., 2 A. M. To General Burnside, Knoxville:
Go to Rosecrans with your full force without a moment's delay. A. Lincoln.
September 21st.—If you are to do any good to Rosecrans, it will not do to waste time with Jonesboro.
It is already too late to do the most good that might have been done, but I hope it will still do some good.