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Bragg expected a quick surrender, but he Glasgow on September 14. Buell, meanwhile, had received word of the Confederate had brought the wrong advance northward and had pushed through teers Nashville with his troops on a parallel route; that he his main force reached Bowling Green, 30 miles west of Glasgow, on September 14. movement had forced the Army of Ohio out of Alabama and central Tennes- Bragg's the by accident, would be drawn into combat. By the time Bragg reached Glasgow, he had changed his mind again, deciding against see without a battle, but soon, the Federals joining he Kirby Smith now determined joint movement Lexington.
On the 17th. Bragg's move to Louisville had been delayed for two full days, yet he felt no sense and he would not agree of urgency. Assuming would remain ently quite to in that Buell's army Bowling Green and appar- unconcerned about word that a strong Federal force was digging in at Louisville, Bragg gave brate its first his army a day off to cele- victory of the campaign. Then 51 A : Federal troops in formation 52 make their way across *' i M a bridge over the Big Barren River near Bowling Green, Kentucky.
On the following day, Smith son, Lexington with his forces. , Nelson advised retreat; but who had little troops arrayed at Meanwhile Nel- confidence in the green Richmond, got dressed and headed out to take command August 30 dawned Scott's late. clear himself. and beautiful. cavalrymen had located four Federal Bluegrass country. But late in the afternoon, infantry regiments with artillery across the advance guard ran into an aggressive Lexington Pike on high ground seven miles Scott's Federal cavalry force — Colonel Metcalfe again, but with better men under his com- south of Richmond.