Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Federal Troops Converge on Louisville

On this day in 1862, General Wright sends the following update to Major-General Halleck in Washington.  Keep in mind that communications are still cut south of Louisville and Wright may not have heard of Bragg's victory at Munfordville.

Ref.:   http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/sources/recordView.cfm?Content=023/0526

CINCINNATI, Ohio, September 18, 1862-3.20 p. m.
Major General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief: 

Enemy has retreated from front of Cincinnati. Have received dispatch from Buell, at Bowlington Green, that his forces would all be up on the 17th, and that on the would move on Bragg, who had entered Kentucky and was in force at Glasgow. He feared a junction between Kirby Smith and Bragg and called for co-operation. Have sent Granger's division from here to Louisville and have ordered the whole force at that place to move forward at once under Nelson. Instructed him to take up strong position before fighting, and think he may be able to occupy Muldraugh's Hill or form junction with Buell The latter will have his hands full I fear, but his troops are all veterans. Morgan has supplies for from seventy to eighty and feels secure. His last dispatch was dated the 11th instant. 

Major-General, Commanding.

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