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Cursory sketch of the campaigns of General Bragg. By Major E. T. Sykes. The army at Dalton. The Army of Tennessee fell back and went into winter quarters at Dalton, Georgia, forty miles distant from Chattanooga, and where the Georgia State road connects with the East Tennessee railroad. Extract from a letter of General Bragg to the writer, dated February 8th, 1873: In our retreat from Missionary Ridge, the enemy could make but a feeble pursuit, for want of artillery horses (Grant's report). At the mountain gorge near Ringgold, I believed he could be successfully repulsed, and the army quickly withdrawn. General Cleburn, one of the best and truest soldiers in our cause, was placed at that point in command of the rear guard. Late at night, hours after all the army was at rest, my information being all in, I called for a reliable confidential staff officer, and gave him verbal directions to ride immediately to Cleburn, about three (3) miles in my rear, at this mountain g
Cursory sketch of the campaigns of General Bragg. By Major E. T. Sykes. The army at Dalton.
Extract from a letter of General Bragg to the writer, dated February 8th, 1873:
the gallant Cleburn and his command for saving Bragg's army.
Not to this day has it ever been know if it had occurred yesterday. Soon after, General Bragg, appreciating his relations to the servic h E. Johnston.
But the President, knowing General Bragg's abilities and appreciating them, was not ary adviser.
Thus ended the connection of General Bragg with the Army of the West, or, as then mor termed, the Army of Northern Georgia.
General Bragg relieved of command and Susequent visit to em it not amiss to say in justification of General Bragg's discipline that it was simply the misfor ay, united in the clamor.
Like the President, Bragg was, in one sense of the term, an executive of he great arbiter of us all, is as sure to give Bragg rank among the first Generals of the late war