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an enemy seriously bent on mischief.
The position of Bowling Green is an admirably selected one, with Green River along our front, and railway communication to Nashville and the whole South.
Had we simply to contend with an enemy advancing from Louisville, and attacking in front, we should have nothing to fear; but, as you are arieve his disgrace at Belmont, and while be has full command of the rivers, there is nothing to prevent him from advancing with his gun-boats and transports upon Nashville.
True, the rivers are low at present, and it may be a question whether his vessels can ascend them, even at a flood — this remains to be seen.
The only warlikey the only point of egress remaining, and, soon afterwards, Floyd's command followed them.
Thinking the movement was general, I procured a horse, and arrived at Nashville.
General Pillow also made his escape with a few of his troops, leaving the brave Kentuckian Buckner to do the best he could with his small command.