s had come round from the Tennessee, and had bombarded the water front, he assaulted; whereupon Buckner surrendered the garrison of twelve thousand men, Pillow and ex-Secretary of War General Floyd he line of retreat, but must stand our ground let what will happen.
Our opponents, led by General Buckner, who is familiar with the ground, are now supposed to be along the railroad from Green Riveten miles off, and and at another trestle beyond some seven miles. I doubt if this was done by Buckner's orders, but rather by the small parties of guards left to protect them and who are scared at doubt spies could enter our camp and we can not conceal the strength of our command.
Although Buckner is not at Green River he has many locomotives and cars there, and can march from there in a dayas an obstruction to our advance, until other designs of their's were completed, but as soon as Buckner is ready, he will surely advance on Elizabethtown where he lives.
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