When one mile out we picked up three deserters, who reported that the rebels had evacuated Tullahoma, and were in full retreat.
On the 29th of June the army was ready for the final blow at Tullahoma.
He realized that Tullahoma was the barrier to Chattanooga, and determined to drive the Confederates from it.
The Tullahoma campaign was practically closed by the disappearance of the enemy from the country north of the Tennessee River.
A march of twenty miles brought us to Tullahoma, which is south of Wartrace, and on the same railroad.
On the march to Tullahoma I had my brigade stretched along a ridge to guard against an attack from the direction of Wartrace.
He will meet me unt we will go back to Tullahoma together—that is, if he don't kill me before we get there.
The remainder of the regiment went to Tullahoma, and other parts, and we were to concentrate at that place.
He'll go back to Tullahoma with a fearful story of the fight I made against you, and that I am probably killed.
The command held the ground until about three in the morning, when it was silently withdrawn and marched on towards Tullahoma.