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five roads, the Shelbyville, Taylorsville, Bardstown, Shepherdsville, and Lebanon turnpikes; McCook's corps on the left, Gilbert's in the center and Crittenden's on the right.
General Sill's division of McCook's corps marched on the Shelbyville pike, advancing on the 3rd as far as Clay Village, 16 miles from Frankfort, as a feint on the latter place.
General Polk—who had been directed in case of an advance in force to fall back in the direction of Danville, with a view of covering Camp Dick Robinson (renamed by the Confederates Camp Breckinridge), where had been gathered a large quantity of stores—upon being satisfied that General Buell's army was approaching, fell back to Perryville, ten miles equidistant from Harrodsburg and Danville.
General Bragg mistook the movement of Sill's division to mean that Frankfort was the objective point of Buell's army, and this was the fatal error of the campaign.
Several circumstances tended to mislead him. In the first place it was the direct
messages to Smith
visit to Danville, Lexington and Frankfort
inauguration of Governor Hawes
Buell's arrival in Louisville and unexpected movement
Sill's feint on Frankfort
Bragg's sudden evacuation of Frankfort
his fatal MisinterpretatiFrankfort
his fatal Misinterpretation of Buell's movement
concentration of army Defective
movements preceding battle of Perryville.
Thus far General Bragg'a Springfield and Perryville to Lexington, and thence to Frankfort, where, on October 4th, Hon. Richard Hawes, who had been dvancing on the 3rd as far as Clay Village, 16 miles from Frankfort, as a feint on the latter place.
General Polk—who had ragg mistook the movement of Sill's division to mean that Frankfort was the objective point of Buell's army, and this was theal Polk to move all his available force via Bloomfield to Frankfort, to strike the enemy, which would have been but one divis 4th, upon the approach of Sill's cavalry, retreated from Frankfort to Versailles.
The effect of the sound of the Federal ar