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 Bull Run, the friends of the Union watched with almost breathless anxiety the advance of Lee into Maryland, of Bragg into Kentucky, and the hurrying of the Army of the, Potomac northward from Washington, to get between Lee and the cities of Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.
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 assaulting Cincinnati, was fearful.
At this time I was stationed at Corinth with the Army of the Mississippi, having succeeded General Pope in that command on the 11th of June.
We were in the District of West Tennessee, commanded by General Grant.
Under the idea that I would reinforce Buell, General Sterling Price, who,