THE defeats of Pope in Virginia, followed by the invasion of Maryland, had reawakened the aggressive ardor of the Confederates in the West.
Believing that Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia were already in the power of Lee, both soldiers and officers in Bragg's army dreamed in their turn of the conquest of Cincinnati and Louisville, the deliverance of Nashville, Memphis, and even of New Orleans.
The secessionists, who were numerous inright wing and defeated it, but failed in his efforts against the Federal centre.
The retreat of the Confederates, which only ended at Chattanooga, was for them a disappointment all the more bitter, because it coincided with the abandonment of Maryland by Lee, as Bragg's march had coincided with the aggressive campaign of the army of Virginia.
The combat at Richmond in Kentucky took place on the same day that the battle of Manassas was fought.
On leaving Kentucky the Confederates charged the
To the works mentioned at the end of the first volume as having been particularly consulted by the author it is proper to add the following for the second volume:
Campaigns in Virginia and Maryland, by Colonel Chesney, London, 1863 and 1865, 2 vols.; War Pictures of the South, by Estvan, London, 1863, 2 vols.; A Rebel War-clerk's Diary, by Jones, Philadelphia, 1866, 2 vols.; Memoirs of the Confederate War, by Heros Von Borcke, London, 1866, 2 vols.; Medical Recollections of the Army of the Potomac, by Chief Surgeon Letterman, New York, 1866, 1 vol.; Four Years of Fighting, by Coffin, Boston, 1866, 1 vol.; Partisan Life with Mosby, by Scott, London, 1867, 1 vol.; General Burnside and the Ninth Army Corps, by Woodbury, Providence, 1867, 1 vol.; Three Years in the Sixth Corps, by Stevens, 2d edition, New York, 1870, 1 vol.; General Lee, by Edward Lee-Childe, Paris, 1874, 1 vol.; Narrative of Military Operations, by General J. E. Johnston, New York, 1874, 1 vo