etween these States and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.
Nine States, a requisite number, had approved the Constitution before Virginia acted.
The debates in her convention on this subject have no equal in intellectual vigor.
Mental giants, full-armed with wisdom, fought on either side.
In one rank-opposed to the adoption of the Constitution as it came from the hands of its framers — was Patrick Henry, George Mason, Richard Henry Lee, James Monroe, Benjamin Harrison, and William Grayson.
In the other were James Madison, John Marshall, Edmund Randolph, Edmund Pendleton, and General Henry Lee, and behind them, as a powerful reserve, was the great influence of Washington.
On the final vote friends of the measure secured a majority of only ten votes.
The next State to adopt it after Virginia was New York, and she did so by only three votes.
North Carolina did not join the Union immediately, and Rhode Island for fifteen months, after the new Consti
Hamilton's Crossing, 226, 227.
Hampton, General, Wade, mentioned, 181, 183, 205, 219, 224, 241; wounded at Gettysburg, 298; confronts Sheridan, 344.
Hampton Roads, Va., 27.
Hancock, General Winfield S., notice of, 47; mentioned, 230, 272, 281, 334, 339, 347, 362.
Hanover Court House, 153, 158, 305.
Hardee, General, James, mentioned, 269.
Hardee, General William J., 54, 58, 59, 369.
Harold at Hastings, 278.
Harper's Ferry, 74, 75, 76, 103, 202, 203, 220, 303.
Harrison, Benjamin, the signer, 10.
Harrison's Landing, Va., 170.
Harvie's, Lewis, statement, 383.
Haskell, Lieutenant-Colonel, John, 358.
Hatcher's Run, Va., 376.
Havelock, Sir, Henry, 422.
Havens, Benny, of West Point, 222.
Haxall's plantation, Va., 170.
Heintzelman, General, mentioned, 140, 145, 186.
Henry, Patrick, 10.
Heth's division, 270.
Hickory Hill, Va., 305.
Hill, General Ambrose P., notice of, 47; mentioned, 104, 253, 260; killed, 378; described, 378.
. McGill, Lieut. Thomas S. Sloan.
Third division, Maj.-Gen. Daniel Butterfield, Brig.-Gen. William T. Ward.
First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. William T. Ward, Col. Benjamin Harrison, Brig.-Gen. William. T. Ward, Col. Benjamin Harrison: 102d Ill., Col. Franklin C. Smith, Lieut.-Col. James M. Mannon, Col. F. C. Smith; 105th Ill., Col. DCol. Benjamin Harrison: 102d Ill., Col. Franklin C. Smith, Lieut.-Col. James M. Mannon, Col. F. C. Smith; 105th Ill., Col. Daniel Dustin, Lieut.-Col. Everell F. Dutton, Col. Daniel Dustin; 129th Ill., Col. Henry Case; 70th Ind., Col. Benjamin Harrison, Lieut.-Col. Samuel Merrill; 79th Ohio, Col. Henry G. Kennett, Lieut.-Col. Azariah W. Doan, Capt. Samuel A. West. Second Brigade, Col. Samuel Ross, Col. John Coburn: 20th Conn.,
Transferred to Third BrigCol. Benjamin Harrison, Lieut.-Col. Samuel Merrill; 79th Ohio, Col. Henry G. Kennett, Lieut.-Col. Azariah W. Doan, Capt. Samuel A. West. Second Brigade, Col. Samuel Ross, Col. John Coburn: 20th Conn.,
Transferred to Third Brigade May 29th. Lieut.-Col. Philo B. Buckingham, Col. Samuel Ross, Lieut.-Col. P. B. Buckingham; 33d Ind., Maj. Levin T. Miller, Capt. Edward T. McCrea, Maj. L. T. Miller; 85th Ind., Col. John P. Baird, Lieut.-Col. Alexander B. Crane, Capt. Jefferson E. Brandt; 19th Mich., Col. Henry C. Gilbert, Maj. Eli A. Griffin, Capt. John J. Ba
ch of the enemy whenever he moved far enough to the right to place his left flank upon the river.
Therefore, after the destruction of the Augusta road, the holding of Atlanta — unless some favorable opportunity offered itself to defeat the Federals in battle — depended upon our ability to hold intact the road to Macon.
General Wheeler started on the 27th of July in pursuit of the Federal cavalry which had moved around our right; and General [W. H.] Jackson, with the brigades of [Thomas] Harrison and [L. S.] Ross, was ordered, the following day, to push vigorously another body of the enemy's cavalry which was reported to have crossed the river, at Campbellton, and to be moving, via Fairburn, in the direction of the Macon road.
On the 28th it was apparent that Sherman was also moving in the same direction with his main body.
Lieutenant-General S. D. Lee was instructed to move out with his corps upon the Lick-Skillet road, and to take the position most advantageous to prevent or del