By Dr. Judith Lee Hallock Ph.D.
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Judith Nelson Fleming, friend and colleague, has been a constant supporter and meticulous proofreader. Along with Judy, Carolyn Kaitz proofread my final draft. The late Mildred E. Richards spent hours walking and talking with me, helping me to unwind after a long day of writing. She is sorely missed. Daniel Jacobs and E. A. ''Bud'' Livingston, members of the Civil War Round Table of New York, read and commented on some of the chapters and have been generous with their interest and support throughout the project.
M. on the twenty-seventh he advised Polk to put his troops in motion immediately, as the Federals threatened to get ahead of them. Bragg left his Shelbyville headquarters a half hour later, arriving in Tullahoma about noon, when he ordered a brigade from Cleburne's Division to determine the enemy's strength on the roads leading into Tullahoma from Manchester. M. Bragg found it necessary to order Polk 20OR, XXIII (pt. 1), 449, 4067. 21 Bragg to Forrest, June 26, 1863, Bragg Papers, Western Reserve; OR, XXIII (pt.
On July 3 he reported that although he and his troops had wanted to fight, the Federals held a position Bragg could not attack with success, while they outflanked his army and severed his communications. In this, the only official report on Tullahoma he submitted, Bragg seemed to suggest that his opponent, General William S. 3 Several months later, Bragg had further thoughts on the disastrous evacuation of Middle Tennessee. In a draft memorandum on the Battle of Chickamauga, he again complained about Rosecrans's behavior ("taking advantage of our weakness") but went on to blame others, too.