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in Nashville during the siege of that city while Buell's army was in Kentucky, but disliking the prospect of inactivity pending the operations opening before us, Roberts had requested and obtained a transfer to the army in the field. His brigade relieved Colonel Dan McCook's, the latter reluctantly joining the garrison at Nashvilcy, had now fallen into the centre by way of the Nolensville crossroads. On the morning of the 30th I had the advance of McCook's corps on the Wilkinson pike, Roberts's brigade leading. At first only slight skirmishing took place, but when we came within about three miles of Murfreesboroa the resistance of the enemy's pickets ery, which was silenced in a little while, however, by Bush's and Hescock's guns. By sundown I had taken up my prescribed position, facing almost east, my left (Roberts's brigade) resting on the Wilkinson pike, the right (Sill's brigade) in the timber we had just gained, and the reserve brigade (Schaefer's) to the rear of my cent
reserve regiments supporting it, and ordered Roberts's brigade, which at the close of the enemy's timber where my right had originally rested. Roberts made the charge at the proper time, and was igade marching first, then the batteries, and Roberts's and Sill's brigades following. When my division arrived on this new ground, I posted Roberts on Negley's right, with Hescock's and Bush's gunthe rear rank backed up on the right flank of Roberts, with Houghtaling's battery in the angle. Thuire a sacrifice of my command, so I informed Roberts and Schaefer that we must be prepared to meett of the enemy to embarrass my retreat, while Roberts's brigade, offering such resistance as its smwe came into the open ground, McCook directed Roberts's brigade-now commanded by Colonel Luther P. , on the extreme right of our new line, where Roberts's brigade and the Seventythird and Eighty-eigand. The loss of my brigade commanders-Sill, Roberts, Schaefer, and Harrington-and a large number [2 more...]