Advance and Retreat: Personal Experiences in the United States and Confederate States Armies

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CHAPTER V.

REPLY TO GENERAL JOHNSTON--TRANSFER FROM THE VIRGINIA
TO THE WESTERN ARMY--DALTON, RESACA, ADAIRSVILLE,
AND CASSVILLE.

BEFORE I relate the embarrassing circumstances under which I assumed command of the Army of Tennessee, I shall state certain facts connected with my transfer from the Virginia to the Western Army early in February, 1864, and reply to statements of General Johnston, in reference to operations near Resaca, Cassville, and New Hope Church.

The War Department had been anxious that an offensive campaign into Tennessee and Kentucky be initiated in the early Spring of 1864, and made a proposition to General Johnston to reinforce him with Polk's troops, then in Mississippi, and Longstreet's Corps, in East Tennessee. Johnston, at the appointed time, was expected to move forward and form a junction with these troops. The President and General Bragg, and also General Lee, were desirous that the offensive be assumed, and an attempt be made to drive the Federals to the Ohio river, before a large Army could be concentrated to move against us. The following* extract from a letter of General Bragg to General Johnston, dated March 12th, 1864,

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Johnston Narrative, page 292.

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