Category Archives: Perryville

September 2, 1863: Sherman to Buell: Quit whining.

Don Carlos Buell ***************************************** Buell was removed from command after the battle of Perryville. Sherman, informed that Buell is working on an extensive justification of his military career, urges him (via a mutual friend) to quit writing and get back … Continue reading

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October 11, 1862: The Times — “we told you so”

The New York Times cites its prediction of the battle of Perryville, and exhorts Buell on to victory. THE WAR IN KENTUCKY A PROPHECY AND ITS FULFILLMENT. Published: October 11, 1862 On Sunday last, nearly one week ago, before Gen. … Continue reading

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October 7, 1862: Rebels may resist at Perryville

George Thomas’ troops are in serious need of supplies, especially water. There’s water at Perryville, but they know that rebel troops are there. Good chance of a battle coming up. Official record: HAYESVILLE, October 7, 1862-6 p.m. Major-General BUELL: About … Continue reading

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October 6, 1862: Buell sends McCook to Perryville

Alexander McCook Buell here orders General McCook to move to Perryville, Kentucky. As the appended note states, Hardee’s troops were headed there as well, and the two forces would meet in a couple of days. Official Record OCTOBER 6, 1862-11.30 … Continue reading

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