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in Kentucky.-Hardee's force, brought from Arkansas. situation in October. apathy in Kentucky. organization of the army. sketch of General William J. Hardee. Hindman, Cleburne, Marmaduke, and Brown. Zollicoffer's operations. General Johnston's views of that field. repulse at wild Cat. General Federal advance. minor operatding. Cavalry. Adams's regiment and Phifer's battalion. Artillery. Swett's, Twigg's Hubbard's, and Byrne's batteries. Infantry. First Brigade.-Brigadier-General Hindman, commanding. Second Arkansas Regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel Bocage. Second Arkansas Regiment, Colonel A. T. Hawthorne. Arkansas Battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Marmathe Confederate army, Stonewall Jackson excepted. Among the subordinates were many meritorious officers, and some who afterward rose to deserved distinction. Hindman, who commanded the advance, was a man of energy, audacity, and restless ambition. He had been a lawyer at Helena, Arkansas, and a member of Congress. Cleburne,
ial purpose of breaking up the railroad south of Woodsonville, General Hindman moved on that place, December 17th, with 1,100 infantry, 250 ca few days before, they were on the alert; and, on the approach of Hindman, threw out some companies as skirmishers. The Federal advance was which were open fields, bordered by another forest. Through this Hindman advanced almost to the edge of the opening; but halted, while stile river. Von Trebra's skirmishers were driven in by a volley. Hindman's purpose was to decoy the Federals up the hill, out of range of ton both sides. The opponents remained awhile in observation; when Hindman, having accomplished the chief purposes of his demonstration, and ed. I do not think they will attempt to turn my position. General Hindman, with his brigade of Hardee's division, is at Bell's, on the rbrigade of Buckner's division, is at Oakland, ten miles in rear of Hindman's, with Morgan's cavalry, in the direction of Brownsville. Helm,
mediately detailed parties to construct boats, but they were not ready when he learned of Thomas's approach. His first intimation to General Johnston of Thomas's approach was the following letter, written January 18th: sir: I am threatened by a superior force of the enemy in front, and, finding it impossible to cross the river, I shall have to make the fight on the ground I now occupy. If you can do so, I would ask that a diversion be made in my favor. A diversion was made by Hindman, on the receipt of this, but with no important consequences, as the next day decided the fate of Crittenden's army. Crittenden's letter was inaccurately worded, and must probably have referred rather to the impossibility of removing his stores and artillery than to the feasibility of retiring with his troops from the position at Beech Grove. He had a stern-wheel steamboat sufficient for the latter purpose, though probably not available for the former. In fact, on the morning of the 18
of convalescents and men merely unfit for duty or unable to undertake a march. On February 11th, everything being in readiness, the troops began their retreat, Hindman's brigade covering the rear. Breckinridge's command passed through Bowling Green on the 12th, and bivouacked on the night of the 13th two miles north of Franklick, being saved, the order for retreat was given, and the first intimation the enemy had of the intended evacuation, so far as has been ascertained, was when Generals Hindman and Breckinridge, who were in advance toward his camp, were seen suddenly to retreat toward Bowling Green. The enemy pursued, and succeeded in shelling the town, while Hindman was still covering the rear. Not a man was lost, and the little army reached Nashville only in time to hear of the disaster of their comrades in arms. While mindful of whatever might aid the commanders at Donelson, General Johnston neglected nothing to secure the retreat of his own column. He brought Critt
ittenden, and Pillow respectively; with a reserve brigade under Breckinridge, and the Texas Rangers and Forrest's cavalry unattached. The brigade-commanders were Hindman, Cleburne, Carroll, Statham, Wood, Bowen, and Breckinridge. There were represented in the army thirty-five regiments and five battalions of infantry, seven regimlroad at that place. He returned with five prisoners, through the enemy's lines, to Shelbyville. On the 28th of February, the army took up the line of march, Hindman's brigade in advance, and Hardee covering the rear with all the cavalry. Orders prescribed twelve to fifteen miles a day as the march. The hardships endured havnding at Pittsburg, from 25,000 to 50,000, and moving in the direction of Purdy. This army corps, moving to join Bragg, is about 20,000 strong. Two brigades, Hindman's and Wood's, are, I suppose, at Corinth. One regiment of Hardee's division (Lieutenant-Colonel Patton commanding) is moving by cars to-day (20th March), and St
women's stories, as Sherman calls them, especially when Buell was conveying to Halleck pretty accurate information of the numbers there. Grant felt safe at Shiloh, because he knew he was numerically stronger than his adversary. His numbers and his equipment were superior to those of his antagonist, and the discipline and morale of Map. his army ought to have been so. The only infantry of the Confederate army which had ever seen a combat were some of Polk's men, who were at Belmont; Hindman's brigade, which was in the skirmish at Woodsonville; and the fugitives of Mill Spring. In the Federal army were the soldiers who had fought at Belmont, Fort Henry, and Donelson- 30,000 of the last. There were many raw troops on both sides. Some of the Confederates received their arms for the first time that week. Unless these things were so, and unless Grant's army was, in whole or in part, an army of invasion, intended for the offensive, of course it was out of place on that south
y was added the confusion arising from any change of orders with raw troops as to routes in the labyrinth of roads in that vicinity. Hardee's corps, moving on the Ridge road under its methodical commander, assisted by the ardor and energy of Hindman and Cleburne, moved with greater celerity than the other troops. But something of this was due to their apprenticeship in war, under General Johnston's own eye and inspiration, on outpost duty in Kentucky and in the long and toilsome march from The front line, composed of the Third Corps and Gladden's brigade, was under Hardee, and extended from Owl Creek to Lick Creek, a distance of somewhat over three miles. Cleburne's brigade was on the left, with its flank resting near Owl Creek. Hindman was intrusted with a division, composed of Wood's brigade, and his own under Colonel Shaver. These occupied the centre. The interval, on his right, to Lick Creek, was occupied by Gladden's brigade, detached from Bragg, and put under Hardee's c
ke to find the foe pressing right upon them. Hindman, leading Wood's brigades along the direct roahere was cover on the opposite hill, in which Hindman's skirmishers swarmed; and soon his main lineted in rallying. General Preston says: Hindman's brigade was suffering under a heavy fire. gglers, and I rode forward, where I found General Hindman animating and leading on his men. He infoable long to withstand the vigorous attack of Hindman's brigades, as they pushed on in their victor of advancing Confederates. What was left of Hindman's command then joined in the general assault , General Johnston again pursued the track of Hindman's advance, and from there still farther to thrnand, on his left, had to meet the shock of Hindman's victorious troops, with Polk on their left,de was attacking McClernand's left flank, and Hindman his right, Anderson's brigade had got in on Hnd Gibson came next, fighting in concert with Hindman's two brigades; a little later Cheatham broug[13 more...]
the adjacent country to the southeast. Here Breckinridge's two brigades, under Bowen and Statham, and what was left of Hindman's and Cleburne's commands, under Hardee's own eye, formed the nucleus of the defense. Cleburne, who had gone in on Sundkansas in a counter-charge, and repulsed them. Here fell Lieutenant- Colonel Patton, its sole surviving field officer. Hindman's troops fought near by, with almost identical results. The Southern troops held the Federal army at bay with obstiny wounded, and had three horses shot under him. Brigadier-Generals Clark, Bowen, and Johnson, were severely wounded, and Hindman was injured by a shell exploding under his horse and killing it. Colonel Smith, who succeeded Bushrod Johnson in commandd a severe wound also on the first day, which will deprive the army of his valuable services for some time. Brigadier-General Hindman, engaged in the outset of the battle, was conspicuous for a cool courage efficiently employed in leading his me