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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
is army was arranged in three corps, commanded respectively by Generals Gilbert, Crittenden, and McCook. General George H. Thomas, who was Bueville. He at once ordered the central division of his army, under Gilbert, to march on the latter place; and, toward the evening of the 7th,ions for battle were completed it was nightfall. Buell was with Gilbert. Expecting a battle in the morning, he sent for the flank corps ofth Illinois, and Fifty-second Ohio. of Sheridan's division, which Gilbert had ordered forward, accompanied by Barnett's battery and the SecoMacksville, on the Harrodsburg road, reached a designated point on Gilbert's left at ten o'clock in the morning. Only two of McCook's three be carried from the field. This opened the way for the victors to Gilbert's flank, held by Mitchell and Sheridan, whose front had been for ade by the Nationals for a renewal of the conflict in the morning. Gilbert and Crittenden moved early for that purpose, but during the night