Sunday, October 14, 2012


McCook's First Corps, having left their dead on the field at Perryville to be collected by others, are given no slack in Buell's pursuit of Bragg along with the corps of Gilbert and Thomas.  One wonders at the resentment that might be expressed if  McCook's Corps is to share the road with Gilbert's,  who had sat by idly while McCook was fighting off Bragg's army on October 8th, just six days' prior.


OCTOBER 14, 1862.
General McCOOK, Commanding First Corps:

GENERAL:  March your corps at once for Stanford and follow on after the Second Corps. If Smith's division of the Second Corps has not marched it must giver up its place and fall in behind you.

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

P. S. - Don't delay the march of Gillbert's corps. The columns can move side by side for the short distance through down where they are on the same road. 

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