that General Buell
had at Louisville
100,000 men; but the latter in his report gives his whole force which left Louisville
as 58,000, including cavalry and artillery, his three corps being about equal in number, say 18,000 each.
The Confederates lost no general officers, but Generals P. R. Cleburne
, S. A. M. Wood
and John C. Brown
, commanding brigades, were wounded.
One of the most remarkable features of the battle is that General Buell
in his report says he did not know that a battle was being fought until 4:30 o'clock, over two hours after it began.1
About midnight the Confederate army was withdrawn quietly to Perryville
, leaving a thin skirmish line which retired later.
Early in the morning the trains were put in motion for Harrodsburg
,and by noon the whole force had arrived at that place.
No demonstration was made by the enemy except some artillery firing at 7:30a. m., of the 9th, indicating that he was on the alert.
On the same day General Smith
's force arrived in Harrodsburg
and the army was for the first time concentrated.
Every indication pointed to a decisive battle.
It was expected that General Buell
would advance to the attack, and on the 10th than eligible line of battle was formed awaiting his advance.
then had of all arms an army of 40,000 men, and should have fought.
At a distance of two or three miles the Federal
army was also in line, to the south of Harrodsburg
, both armies facing each other as if ready for the conflict; but neither advanced, a heavy rain supervening.
had swung around and occupied Danville
, and Bragg
, fearing that he would seize upon his depot of supplies at Bryantsville
, twelve or fourteen miles east of Harrodsburg
, or cut off his communications with Cumberland Gap
, instead of following him marched for Bryantsville
on the morning of the 11th, and by the time he reached that point the enemy occupied Harrodsburg