e happening Buell was making active preparations for an aggressive campaign.
On the 26th Major-General Wright, commanding the Department of the Ohio, went from Cincinnati to Louisville to confer with him, and on the 27th General Halleck issued an order placing Buell in command of the troops of both departments, then in Louisvilleollowing conclusions:
Federal forces available to meet Bragg.
it will be contended, with some force, that a portion of these troops was necessary to guard Cincinnati and Louisville.
But on the other hand it may be insisted, just as strenuously, that the most meager guard would have sufficed to protect those cities had the main body moved vigorously against the Confederates.--J. W.
Collected at Cincinnati45,000
Collected at Louisville30,000
Carried to Louisville by Buell, September 25th to 29th54,198
Morgan's Seventh Division8,084
Total under Buell's and Wright's command137,282
But see other estimates, p. 31.--editors.
To these we mig