he morning of the 3d of April, 1862, the Army of the Mississippi, to offer battle to the invaders of our soil.
The attack was to have been made on the 6th, before Buell, who was marching to the assistance of Grant, at Pittsburg Landing, could possibly reach him, but owing to the bad roads, the Confederates were unable to reach theo near in our grasp.
Time, such as Wellington prayed for on the plains of Waterloo, Oh!
for Blucher, or for night, was given to them, and they profited thereby.
Buell crossed the Tennessee, and the next morning, the 7th, was as disastrous to our arms as the day before had been propitious.
About 11 o'clock A. M. on the 7th, Breneral Price behind, he moved with the remainder of his army from Tupelo, Mississippi, by rail through the States of Alabama and Georgia, and massed it in and around Chattanooga and Knoxville, in advance of Buell, who, about the 10th day of June, left Corinth with the main body of his army, via Huntsville, Alabama, for Chattanooga.
g the sleep that knows no waking until the morning of the resurrection.
Death snatched the prize from his hand and tore the laurel wreath from his brow.
Had he lived to follow up the advantage gained by his valorous troops, the Confederate army would not now be in full retreat, but would be in hot pursuit of the flying foe. Although we captured most of the enemy's artillery and took 6,000 prisoners, the engagement was renewed yesterday morning.
The Federals were heavily reinforced by General Buell, who crossed the river during the night with a corps of fresh troops.
My musket was the only reinforcement to the Confederate army that I am aware of. I arose early Monday morning and pressed forward in search of my regiment.
But not knowing the locality of the different commands, I fell in with the first organized body that came in sight, which proved to be a part of Bowen's division, advancing in line of battle to the support of a battery that seemed to be hard pressed, and was pouri
ed High and Broad mountain) and Cumberland mountain, turned Buell's left; and on the 5th of September the Confederate column ot next below (south), with orders to intercept and cut off Buell's (he was then marching up from Nashville) communications nrodsburg, we halted for rest around the latter places, when Buell, whose army had marched straight to Louisville, and receivi arrangements, prevented.
Battle of Perryville.
General Buell, learning the position of our forces near Perryville, d Crittenden's corps was nearly a day's march in the rear of Buell, he sent Withers's division of Polk's corps to intercept hider McCook and Gilbert, both under the immediate command of Buell, then rapidly, and, as they thought, securely, approaching guard slightly harrassed, passed on and in time united with Buell's forces, then being driven back from Perryville, and turneity of Nashville.
Instead of Rosecrans, who had superceded Buell, going into winter quarters at Nashville, as Bragg was led