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Don Carlos Buell

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Definition: Mexican War veteran and Union general who organized troops around Washington, D.C., when the war broke out and did battle famously with Confederate General William Braxton Bragg. Originally serving with General Ulysses S. Grant at Shiloh, Buell was given command of a force that eventually retreated from Tennessee. When his forces and Bragg's met up again at the Battle of Perryville, in Kentucky, Buell turned the tables and forced Bragg to retreat. However, Buell didn't keep the initiative; for this, he was relieved of his command.

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