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Chapter XI Good advice from General Nelson his tragic death putting Louisville in a state of defense assigned to the command of the Eleventh division capture of Chaplin heights battle of Perryville reported among the killed a Thrilling incident General Buell relieved by General Rosecrans. I reported to Major-General Nelson at the Gait House in Louisville, September 14, 1862, who greeted me in the bluff and hearty fashion of a sailor — for he had been in the navy till the breaking out of the war. The new responsibilities that were now to fall upon me by virtue of increased rank caused in my mind an uneasiness which, I think, Nelson observed at the interview, and he allayed it by giving me much good advice, and most valuable information in regard to affairs in Kentucky, telling me also that he intended I should retain in my command the Pea Ridge Brigade and Hescock's battery. This latter assurance relieved me greatly, for I feared the loss of these troops in the g