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r 14th, and on the same day determined to seize Bowling Green. He placed General S. B. Buckner in charge of the column of advance, telegraphing to Richmond for his appointment as brigadier-general, which was made next day, September 15th. The grounds of his intended movement were given by General Johnston to the President, the day before it was made, in the following letter: Nashville, Tennessee, September 16, 1861. Mr. President: Your dispatch of the 13th instant was received at Chattanooga. After full conference with Governor Harris, and after learning the facts, political and military, I am satisfied that the political bearing of the question presented for my decision has been decided by the Legislature of Kentucky. The Legislature of Kentucky has required the prompt removal of all Confederate forces from her soil, and the Governor of Kentucky has issued his proclamation to that effect. The troops will not be withdrawn. It is not possible to withdraw them now from Colu
th a force of some 2,500 men, has been ordered to Chattanooga to defend the approaches toward North Alabama andt required for immediate use have been ordered to Chattanooga, and those which will be necessary on the march he of percussion-caps and ordnance-stores, and, at Chattanooga, depots for distribution of these supplies. The es to superintend the operations at Knoxville and Chattanooga, I would respectfully suggest that the local commed to this place, having all been sent forward to Chattanooga, except what may be needed for the immediate use lief that General Johnston intended to retreat on Chattanooga, and masked the concentration of his troops to thrce of 2,500 men sent back by General Johnston to Chattanooga. General Johnston reorganized his own army (now ecatur was a middle route between the railroad to Chattanooga and the turnpike from Nashville through Columbia have no fears of a movement through Tennessee on Chattanooga. West Tennessee is menaced by heavy forces. My
t running north and south from Mobile, on the Gulf, to Columbus, near the mouth of the Ohio; and that from Memphis to Chattanooga, running east and west, and connecting the Mississippi River with the railroad system of Georgia and East Tennessee. ayed by a storm on the 22th, washing away pike and railroad-bridge at this place. Floyd, 2,500 strong, will march for Chattanooga to-morrow, to defend. This army will move on the 26th, by Decatur, for the valley of the Mississippi. Is in good conommand of the Army of the Mississippi. In the succeeding summer, 1862, he transferred the main body of his command to Chattanooga, and planned and executed the Kentucky campaign of that year, being at the same time in command of the department embrctory was decisive, as at the close of the second day's fight he occupied the battle-field, and Rosecrans retreated to Chattanooga. Failure to pursue and follow up his victory gave Rosecrans time to fortify and restore the morale of his shattered