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indebted to Captain Gift, Colonel Ridley, and Colonel Hardcastle, for important details in regard to General J Late of the army we have Major Armistead, Lieutenants Hardcastle, Brewer, Riley, Shaaf, Mallory, and Wicklifear that he had not undeceived the Texan. Colonel Hardcastle also mentions this incident as happening in he country and join the forces on the Rio Grande. Hardcastle says: Lieutenant Lord said to one of the citiontinues: I had just laid down when I heard Hardcastle, who was posted with Poer, cry out, Captain, I haration for horse-flesh, and was getting away with Hardcastle's own charger, when Peer stopped him with his shothat they had all the Federals prisoners. I told Hardcastle to turn him loose, which he did reluctantly. I o in, and we took very good care of him, thanks to Hardcastle, until we found it convenient to let him go out asaying them as from the words themselves. Colonel Hardcastle writes: During our trip, subjected as w
rely unawares. Colonel Moore advanced about three o'clock on the morning of the 6th, and cautiously feeling his way along a road that led obliquely to the right, toward Sherman's front, at early dawn encountered Hardee's skirmish-line under Major Hardcastle. The Missourians assailed it vigorously; and thus, unexpectedly to both parties, the battle was begun by the Federals. They had hoped to surprise an outpost — they found an army. The struggle was brief but spirited. The Twenty-first Missouri made a bold attack, but was held in check by Hardcastle's little battalion until relieved by the Eighth and Ninth Arkansas, when, after a sharp contest, Colonel Moore fell severely wounded, and the Federals retreated. Shaver's brigade pursued. In the horror of the recoil the Federal vanguard was swept away by the rapid onset of the Confederate skirmishers. As it fled surprised, the men caught a vision, through the dusky shadows of the forest, of a dark line of troops moving steadily upon