d, seemed anxious to fully reward all who had been conspicuous in the great campaigns which resulted in opening the Mississippi river.
This approbation was not confined to corps commanders, nor to officers who were graduates of the Military Acadehere he had just obtained possession of Chattanooga, the most important strategic position between Richmond and the Mississippi river; while the rebels, under Bragg, were apparently attempting to move west of him through northern Alabama, and, by tu
On the 15th, Halleck telegraphed again: All the troops that can possibly be spared in West Tennessee and on the Mississippi river should be sent, without delay, to assist General Rosecrans on the Tennessee river. . . . . Information just receiveand—the Military Division of the Mississippi; this was to include all the territory between the Alleghanies and the Mississippi river, excepting such as might be occupied by Banks: the three departments of the Tennessee, the Cumberland, and the Ohio