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t seems apparent now that much of the confusion, entanglement, and delay, that occurred on the march between Monterey and Mickey's, and of the subsequent intermingling of commands, might have been avoided by adhering to the original plan. At the samction with the Bark road, before sunset. The cavalry with this wing will take position on the road to Savannah beyond Mickey's as far as Owl Creek, having advanced guards and pickets well to the front. The left wing of this corps will advance atave moved out of that place. Its commander will take up the best position, whence to advance, either in the direction of Mickey's or Pratt's house, on the direct road to Pittsburg — if that road is found practicable-or in the direction of the Ridge rton's regiment of Texas Cavalry will be ordered forward at once, to scout on the road from Monterey to Savannah, between Mickey's and its intersection with the Pittsburg-Purdy road. It will annoy and harass any force of the enemy moving by the latt
t night on the way, he arrived next morning at Mickey's, a house seventeen or eighteen miles, by tha M. on the 4th, but bivouacked that night near Mickey's, in rear of Hardee's corps, with a proper in an interval of half an hour, and to halt near Mickey's. This halt was to allow Bragg's corps, whoseile & Ohio Railroad, and was about as far from Mickey's, the point of concentration, as Corinth was.ave caused the delay. My first division is at Mickey's; and the ignorance of the guide for the secohis route, he could have passed to the left of Mickey's, and deployed without interference or obstrure I can form upon it. I continued: I reached Mickey's at nightfall yesterday, whence I could not m in columns of brigades on the Bark road, near Mickey's; and Breckinridge's on the road from Monterem, did not intervene between Shiloh Church and Mickey's, in front of which Hardee's corps was deployinth, twenty miles away, and only a brigade at Mickey's, when that army was unfolding for an assault[2 more...]
the Confederates as they fell back over roads thus rendered intolerably bad. The rear-guard bivouacked in the mud and rain, and next morning moved back slowly to Mickey's, about three miles, carrying off the wounded and many spoils. It remained at Mickey's, where there was a large hospital, three days, burying the dead, removingMickey's, where there was a large hospital, three days, burying the dead, removing the wounded, and sending back to Corinth its captures. On Friday, Breckinridge marched the rear-guard into Corinth. The only attempt to follow up the victory was on Tuesday. The rear-guard was covered by about 350 cavalry. Colonel Forrest was the senior officer. He had 150 men of his own; a company of Wirt Adams's regimenm the former place, while the rest of the army passed to the rear in excellent order. On the following day General Breckinridge fell back about three miles to Mickey's, which position we continued to hold, with our cavalry thrown considerably forward in immediate proximity to the battle-field. Unfortunately, toward night o
or that battle. After consultation with General Beauregard, and learning at headquarters that the victory was as complete as it probably would be, and that no attack was apprehended, the staff determined to accompany General Johnston's remains to New Orleans. Preston, Munford, O'Hara, Benham, Hayden, Jack, and Wickliffe, composed this escort. There was no cannonade, and no idea of a general engagement, when they left headquarters at 6 A. M. on Monday morning. But at eight o'clock, between Mickey's and Monterey, they were embarrassed by a stampede occasioned by five horsemen-one, of considerable rank. At Corinth they found the soldiers straggling through the woods, shooting squirrels. They learned, before they left that night, that Beauregard had retired. On arriving in New Orleans, General Johnston's body was escorted to the City Hall by the Governor and staff, General Lovell and staff, and many prominent citizens. Colonel Jack, in a letter describing the scene, says :