he Gulf of Mexico, steamers on the Missouri and the Mississippi, railways east and west of the Alleghanies—all were busy conveying forces and stores for the same object; the troops of Rosecrans, ands thus at the apex of a triangle, and was by far the most important strategic point west of the Alleghanies and north of the Tennessee.
On the road to Stevenson, the principal positions are Murfreesck, received a military importance during the campaign.
This whole region, lying west of the Alleghanies, forms part of the Valley of the Mississippi.
The country is undulating or level, and one of either position; for the entire strength of the Confederacy between the Mississippi and the Alleghanies was concentrated in front of Schofield.
On the 20th of November, there were reported preset from Grant.
He was now in command of all the national troops between the Mississippi and the Alleghanies.
To him, from this moment, was committed the defence, not only of Tennessee, but of all th