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William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 2: (search)
Western theater of war, with the Ohio below the mouth of Green River as the base, and two great navigable rivers extending fal the Kentucky troops not required to secure the line of Green River. The force at Cairo and on the Ohio River below the mouth of Green River is now about fifteen thousand. Seven regiments have just been ordered there from Missouri. By the middarating the waters of the Rolling Fork of Salt Creek and Green River, the ascent from the north being very abrupt, and the dee ground, are now supposed to be along the railroad from Green River to Bowling Green. Their forces are variously estimated the strength of our command. Although Buckner is not at Green River he has many locomotives and cars there, and can march fro draw too strong inferences from the destruction of the Green River bridges. This was, no doubt, intended as an obstructionth our present force it would be simple madness to cross Green River, and yet hesitation may be as fatal. In like manner the