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deem it useless and inexpedient to continue the pursuit... [The army] has not accomplished all that I had hoped or all that faction might demand; yet, composed as it is, one half of perfectly new troops, it has defeated a powerful and thoroughly disciplined army... and has driven it away baffled and dispirited."

Gen. Buell to Gen. Halleck after Perryville.

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W the enemy's possession, my crime would have been unpardonable had I kept my noble little army to be ice-bound in a northern clime, without tents or shoes, and obliged to forage daily for bread etc."

Gen. Bragg's justification of his decision to withdraw from Kentucky.

A Federal brigade under Col. John Starkweather successfully resists an attack by elements of Gen. Benjamin Cheatham's Confederate division, on the Union left during the battle of Perryville (below).

A Federal brigade under Col. John Starkweather successfully resists an attack by elements of Gen. Benjamin Cheatham's Confederate division, on the Union left during the battle of Perryville (below).

(Y) AuS 14>I862: Smith leafes Knoxville and bypasses Cumberland Gap. Gen. Morgan's Federal force, defending the gap, retreats

■ 2 Aug 30: Smith attacks and overwhelms Federals defending Richmond. Confederates.occupy Lexington

(3) Aug 28: As Smith closes on Lexington, Bragg leaves Chattanooga and advances rapidly north

In order to strike Bragg's column near Sparta, Buell withdraws to Nashville. Leaving a garrison there, Buell condnues north to Bowling Green

Sep It Bragg reaches Glasgow. Continues on to Miutfbnlsville, ft Bragg forces surrender of Munfordsville ^^^ garrison on 17th,-Continues to Bardstown, arriving on 30th.

©Sep 25: With Bragg ahmdoruGjb on road to Louisville, Buell in his forces on Ohio River

C&) OctltBueHnowresuppWra reinforced, sends force on a feiin Frankfort, and another force \m Bardstown

Cg*) Bragg and Smith defend Frank!;: half of their forces. Alerted h In

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(Y) AuS 14>I862: Smith leafes Knoxville and bypasses Cumberland Gap. Gen. Morgan's Federal force, defending the gap, retreats

■ 2 Aug 30: Smith attacks and overwhelms Federals defending Richmond. Confederates.occupy Lexington

(3) Aug 28: As Smith closes on Lexington, Bragg leaves Chattanooga and advances rapidly north

In order to strike Bragg's column near Sparta, Buell withdraws to Nashville. Leaving a garrison there, Buell condnues north to Bowling Green

Sep It Bragg reaches Glasgow. Continues on to Miutfbnlsville, ft Bragg forces surrender of Munfordsville ^^^ garrison on 17th,-Continues to Bardstown, arriving on 30th.

C&) OctltBueHnowresuppWra reinforced, sends force on a feiin Frankfort, and another force \m Bardstown

Cg*) Bragg and Smith defend Frank!;: half of their forces. Alerted h In

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