th-eastern Kentucky, he determined to push rapidly on to the rich blue-grass country in the central part of the State.
This determination had been communicated to General Bragg, and a march toward Lexington was commenced.
On the evening of the 29th, having reached Madison County, Kentucky, Colonel Scott found the enemy about half way between the small village of Kingston and the town of Richmond.
The force displayed and resistance offered indicated that they were resolved to contest any far the nearest Confederates being at Dunlap's in the Sequatchie Valley, he reported these facts to Buell and returned to McMinnville.
Crittenden's division halted near Pelham, and Schoepf at Hillsboro‘. McCook pressed on and reached Altamont on the 29th, where, on the 30th, Wheeler attacked his out-posts, and McCook retired down the mountain.
The same day General Buell ordered his entire army to concentrate at Murfreesboro‘.
By September 5th, the five divisions just mentioned had reached that