September 11, 1862: Hey, Buell — send help!

Horatio G. Wright

Horatio Wright is looking at Kirby Smith threatening Cincinnati, and he’d like to have some help. Here he appeals to Buell.


Official Record
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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,
September 11, 1862.
Major-General BUELL, Bowling Green, Ky.:

Kirby Smith is in front of Cincinnati with a force variously estimated from 15,000 to 30,000. Would it be possible for you to throw a force in his rear, say, on Somerset via Glasgow and Columbus, to move in connection with force now at Louisville?

H. G. WRIGHT,
Major-General, Commanding.

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