leck occupied Corinth on the day of its evacuation, and May 31st instructed General Buell, commanding the Army of the Ohio, to repair the Memphis and Charleston railE. A. Paine's and Jeff. C. Davis's divisions across the Tennessee to strengthen Buell, who was moving northward through middle Tennessee, to meet Bragg.
One of these divisions garrisoned Nashville while the other marched with Buell after Bragg into Kentucky.
In the early days of September, after the disaster of the Second Buphia.
The suspense lest McClellan should not be in time to head off Lee — lest Buell should not arrive in time to prevent Bragg from taking Louisville or assaultingt Tennessee, commanded by General Grant.
Under the idea that I would reinforce Buell, General Sterling Price, who, during July and August, had been on the Mobile anutherly to cover the Union front in that direction.
After the departure of General Buell's command toward Chattanooga this work was continued, although we had no fo