the subject — especially in regard to the failure, on the 20th, of the best troops of the Army, Hardee's Corps.
Shortly after the beginning of the siege, Major General Cleburne, commanding a division in that corps, called at my headquarters.
The occurrences of the hour were discussed, and, finally, the two late battles in which referred to engagements.
I then unfolded to him the plans of action, together with the peremptory orders to halt at nothing on our side of Peach Tree creek.
Cleburne seemed surprised, and thereupon informed me that as his Division was about to move forward to the attack, on the 20th, General Hardee rode along the line, and, iseeming perpetuation of injustice and misrepresentation in the guise of truth and history.
It is but reasonable to deduce from this unfortunate observation to Cleburne that General Hardee gave a similar warning to other officers.
At all events, those who are able to realize the baneful effect of such a remark from the commande