es of artillery, about 1,500 all included, commanded by Colonel, afterwards General Spear, appeared before Lieutenant-Colonel Hargrove and his small force of forty mouth side of the river, built to be manned by not less than 400 men. Before Colonel Spear made his first attack, Lieutenant-Colonel Hargrove abandoned the breastworknumbering his own at least thirty-five to one.
Failing in a direct attack, Colonel Spear sent 400 men across the river by an old ford, under cover of a violent assa, and an assault on both Companies A and G was (at the same time) ordered.
Colonel Spear crossed the river and ordered the attack made up the river bank against ComThe Federal loss exceeded the entire number of Confederate troops engaged.
Colonel Spear retreated after burning one bridge instead of four.
He stated in the preseice to him. Gregg's division of cavalry with an additional brigade commanded by Spear, was with him. He had abundant artillery, consisting in part of the 10th Massac