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Pursuit of Bragg’s Army.


November and December 1863

From The Missouri Democrat, Saturday, November 28, 1863.



Ten Thousand Prisoners Captured.

Particulars of Friday’s Operations.

[Special dispatch to the New York Tribune.]

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 12:30 P. M. – Advices received this morning by the War Department from Grant, state the pursuit of the rebels was continued yesterday by Hooker and Thomas. Bragg attempted to make a stand of Chickamauga Station, but was again forced back.

The rebels are in full retreat on Dalton. There is nothing later from Burnside.

It is conjectured Longstreet will attempt to rejoin Bragg, but ample provisions have been made to prevent the consummation of any such attempt.

Therefore, he will be forced to retreat into Virginia if he is able to get away at all. There is official authority for asserting that in the several battles just bought before Chattanooga we have captured 7,000 prisoners at least.

CHATTANOOGA, November 27. – The situation to-night is highly satisfactory. Hooker’s, Palmer’s and Sherman’s commands are nearly ten miles beyond Chickamauga creek, in pursuit of the crumbling army of Bragg, who is making every effort to escape our advance, near Dalton.

In a sharp fight this morning Palmer’s advance took four guns and three hundred prisoners. Sherman is reported to have advanced from Tyler’s station, on the left, today, and cut off two thousand rebels.

The roads along which Bragg is retreating are lined with caissons, wagons, commissary and medical stores. Prisoners say it is impossible for the rebel leaders to make their troops stand.

Colonel Long’s cavalry command returned from a raid on the East Tennessee railroad to-night. They destroyed the road fifteen miles above and below Cleveland, where large quantities of munitions of war were stored; one hundred wagons loaded with baggage, and captured three hundred prisoners. Our loss in the three days fight will not exceed 3,000. Maj. Gen. Logan has arrived.