Sigels position thus becameperilous, but he effected his escape in a skilfulretreat which won him higher encomiums thanhis subsequent career ever justified; henceforth tofight mit Sigel became a favourite war-cry ofenthusiastic Germans throughout the country. On July 9 the incapable Fremont was appointedto command the Department of the West, withdisastrous results, the first of which fell upon thedevoted Lyon and his little army.
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On the other hand,Braggs object was to attack the Federal left inflank, drive it back in confusion on the centre, andseize the roads through Rossville and McFarlandGaps, thus interposing his victorious army betweenChattanooga and the defeated Federals. His planof battle was much the same as at Stone river,except that now he was to pivot on his left wingand press forward with his right.
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