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the fleeing enemy of course burned the bridges after crossing them; Thomas's pontoon train was away with Sherman; and the roads were hardly passable in the 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 Murfrees
, killed at Galveston, 324.
Waite, Col. C. A., captured at San Antonio, 18.
Walker, Gen. W. H. T., at Antietam.
207; defeated at Jackson, 306; at Chickamauga.
415; fights Brannan at Pocotaligo, 463; retreats up Red river before Gen. A. J. Smith, 537; killed at Decatur, Ga., 633.
Walker, Capt. (Navy), up the Yazoo river, 318.
Wallace, Gen. Lew., 49; at Pittsburg Landing, 59-71; defeated at the Monocacy, 603.
Wallace, Gen. W. H. L., 59; 63; killed at Pittsburg Landing, 64.
Walthall, Gen., at Chickamauga, 417.
War and its causes, Franklin Pierce on, 497.
Ward, Gen. Hobart, at Chancellorsville, 360; at Manassas Gap fight, 393.
Waring, Col. Geo.
E., defeats Marmaduke at Batesville, 447; at Guntown.
Warner, Gen., fights at Henderson's Hill, La., 537.
Warren, Gen. Fitz Henry, reenforces Banks on Red river, 550.
Warren, Gen. George S., at Gaines's Mill, 156; Malvern Hill, 165; Antietain, 208; Chancellorsville, 356; Centerville, 395; commands th