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First, he learned that, during the eve- army had shifted south and without opposition had quietly oc- ning, part of McPherson's 44 cupied a hill that commanded Johnston's from Resaca. Artillery on this would be capable of knocking out the railroad bridge and another span across the line of retreat hill Oostanaula just south of town. , came alarming news from scouts that a Federal division had crossed the Oostanaula at Lay's Ferry, six miles southwest of Resaca. true enough The — but misleading all report was the same.

To escape. The others died or sur- One cannoneer tried to surrender, nants from other regiments in the brigade remained there between the his coat sleeve in blue this reference to the Tennessee post where Federal soldiers, black and white alike, had been massacred the previous month, men of the 105th Illinois proceeded to shoot and bayonet the Confederate to death. The Federals had captured their position exposed to the fort, but was untenable. The fire fort was from the Confederate main and was the target of angry gunners elsewhere.

Seddon and other officials began bombarding the wanted him suggestions. to take the offensive by striking Richmond's expectations were unrealisand Johnston parried them. Citing the lack of wagons, the risk of being cut off from his Georgia base of supply and, above tic, all, the numerical superiority of 2 to 1 en- joyed by the Federals in Tennessee, John- and tobacco twice a week weak him They into eastern Tennessee. ston rightly insisted that the for the troops; in even refused of Northern Virginia.

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