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ually are; but, wherever dates were accessible, I have given them, even though invested with no special or obvious consequence. Printed mainly as foot-notes, they consume little space, and do not interrupt the flow of the narrative. The reader who does not value need not heed them; while the critical student will often find them of decided use. Should any one demur to this, I urge him to examine thoughtfully the dates of the dispatches received and sent by McClellan between his retreat to Harrison's bar and Pope's defeat at Groveton; also, those given in my account of his movements from the hour of his arrival at Frederick to that of Lee's retreat from Sharpsburg across the Potomac. I trust it will be observed by candid critics that, while I seek not to disguise the fact that I honor and esteem some of our commanders as I do not others, I have been blind neither to the errors of the former nor to the just claims of the latter — that my high estimation of Grant and Sherman (for ins
h loss at Malvern Hill McClellan retreats to Harrison's Bar Hooker returns to Malvern McClellan wsition. Gen. McClellan, who had been down to Harrison's Bar in the Galena, in the morning, landed tn for a little sleep. About noon, we came to Harrison's Bar. 12:30 P. M. Tug came alongside, andnext position selected by their commander, at Harrison's Bar, seven miles down the James. The movemghting and retreating, from Mechanicsville to Harrison's Bar, at 1,582 killed, 7,709 wounded, and 5,was mutual. Lee did not see fit to repeat at Harrison's Bar his costly experiment at Malvern; but, e sent Gen. French, with 43 guns, to approach Harrison's Bar stealthily on the south side of the rivh troops. Next day (2d), he telegraphed from Harrison's Bar that, As usual, we had a severe battle President went down July 7. to the Army at Harrison's Bar, and found 86,000 men there. As 160,00 entire force, including even the cavalry, at Harrison's Bar; but repeated and urgent messages from
en down and diminished in numbers by the constant and excessive duties they had performed, that they were in little condition for any effective service whatever, and required, and should have had, some days of rest to put them into anything like condition to perform their duties in the field. Gen. McClellan, we have seen, was ordered on the 3d of August to withdraw his army from the Peninsula. He hesitated, and remonstrated; but the orders were reiterated more peremptorily; and he left Harrison's Bar with his rear-guard on the 16th of August. Having embarked and dispatched his corps successively at and near Fortress Monroe, he left that post on the 23d, arriving at Acquia creek on the 24th, removing to Alexandria on the 27th; on which day Halleck telegraphed him: Porter reports a general battle imminent. Franklin's corps should move out by forced marches, carrying three or four days provisions, and to be supplied, as far as possible, by railroad. Perhaps you may prefer some
ough the head. Barely one of them survived. They were probably escaping from slavery to Missouri Rebels; and this was their masters' mode of punishing that offense. Fayetteville was our chief outpost on the Arkansas frontier; and here Col. M. L. Harrison, with the 1st Arkansas (Union) infantry and 1st Arkansas cavalry, was charged April 18. by Gen. W. L. Cabell, who, with 2,000 mounted men and 2 guns, had rapidly crossed the Boston mountains from Ozark, intending to attack at daylight, but not arriving till after sunrise. After due shelling, a spirited cavalry charge on our right wing was led by Col. Munroe, but repulsed; and by noon the enemy were on their way back to Ozark. Harrison, having very few horses, was unable to pursue. His loss was but 4 killed, 26 wounded, 16 prisoners, and 35 missing, whom he Bluntly reports as mostly stampeded to Cassville during the engagement. lie took 55 prisoners, 50 horses, and 100 shot-guns. He says all of his force who did any fighti
age of that name — the gunboats getting aground two or three miles below, and the Planter about a mile below. Having debarked his men, Barton pushed on, and encountered a train filled with reeforcements sent to the enemy from Savannah, under Maj. Harrison, 11th Georgia--Gen. W. S. Walker, commanding in Brannan's front, having telegraphed both ways for all the men that could be spared him. This train was fired on while in motion, and considerable loss inflicted; Maj. Harrison being among the kiMaj. Harrison being among the killed. The greater number escaped to the woods and joined the defenders of the village and railroad bridge, against whom Barton now advanced; but, finding himself largely outnumbered by men strongly posted, supporting 3 guns, and night coming on, he, too, retreated to hits boats; burning bridges behind him. There was some pursuit notwithstanding; but the gunboats were ugly customers, and were not seriously molested. When the tide had risen, they floated; and Barton returned with them, unmolest
rant, who had work cut out for it elsewhere; and Banks's army, its General inclusive, was hungry for Shreveport. A partisan encounter, April 4. north of Red river, between Col. O. P. Gooding's brigade of 1,500 cavalry and a Rebel force under Harrison, wherein Gooding came out ahead, stimulated the pervading eagerness to advance. Forward was the word, and Natchitoches was left behind on the 6th: Gen. A. L. Lee, with the cavalry, in the van; next, Gen. Ransom, with two thin divisions of thso high that their sharp-shooters could with perfect impunity fire over them at the men hard at work on the decks of our vessels, getting them over the numerous shoals and bars. The first attack was made at a point called Coushatta; after that, Harrison, with 1,900 cavalry, and 4 guns, persistently annoyed us: our vessels making at best but 30 miles per day; and compelled to tie up at night, which enabled him easily to keep up with them. At length, April 12. a more determined attack was mad
ed his now augmented cavalry on a raid against the railroads in Hood's rear. Stoneman, with his own and Garrard's divisions, 5,000 strong, was to move by the left around Atlanta to McDonough; while A. D. McCook, with his own and Rousseau's (now Harrison's) freshly arrived divisions, numbering 4,000, was to move by the right to Fayetteville, thence coming up the road and joining Stoneman at a designated point near Lovejoy's. Such cooperative movements rarely succeed, and almost never in tle handng from Mississippi to aid in the defense of Atlanta, while the Rebel cavalry were hard on his heels: so he was forced to fight against odds, compelled to drop his prisoners, and make his way out as he could, with a loss of 500 men, including Col. Harrison, captured. He reached Marietta without further loss. Stoneman's luck — that is, his management — was far worse. He failed to meet McCook as directed, and divided the force he had ; sending Gen. Garrard to Flat Rock to cover his own movem
rear of the fleeing foe. Thus the Harpeth, Rutherford's creek, and Duck river, were crossed; the weather at length changing from dreary, pelting rain to bitter cold; Forrest — who had been absent on a raid when our army pushed out from the defenses of Nashville-rejoining Hood at Columbia, and forming a rear-guard of 4,000 infantry under Walthall, and all his cavalry that was still effective. With this, after leaving Pulaski, Dec. 25. he turned sharply on our leading brigade of cavalry (Harrison's) and captured a gun, which was carried off, though the ground on which it was lost was almost instantly recovered. The pursuit was continued to Lexington, Dec. 28. Ala.; when, learning that Hood had got across the Tennessee at Bainbridge, Thomas ordered a halt; Gen. Steedman having already been sent from Franklin across to Murfreesboroa, and thence by rail to Stevenson, where was Gen. Granger, with the former garrisons of Huntsville, Athens (Ala.), and Decatur, with directions to reoc
Harding, Col. A. C., defends Fort Donelson, 283. Harper's Ferry, battle and map of, 199; 200; in the hands of the enemy. 203. Harington, Col., killed at Stone River, 281. Harris, Gov. Isham G., 52. Harris, Col., at Perryville, 220. Harrison's Bar, scene of operations, 167; map of McClellan's position. 168: interview between President Lincoln and Gen. McClellan at, 169. Harrison, Col. M. L., defeats Cabell at Fayetteville, Ark., 448. Harrodsburg, Ky., Bragg abandons supplies Harrison, Col. M. L., defeats Cabell at Fayetteville, Ark., 448. Harrodsburg, Ky., Bragg abandons supplies at, 221. Hartsuff, Brig.-Gen., at South Mountain, 198; is wounded at Antietam, 206. Hartsville, Tenn., fight at, 271; disgraceful surrender of Col. Moore at, 271-2. Hartsville, Mo., fight at, 447. Hatch, Gen., he fails to carry out his instructions and is relieved from command, 175; commands King's division at South Mountain, 197; is wounded, 198; at Nashville, 684. Hatcher's Run, Hancock advances to, 595. Hatton, Gen. Robt. (Rebel), killed, 158. Hawes, Richard, appointed R