adden's, Hindman's, and Wood's brigades of General Hardee's line, and was driven back upon his camps from General Johnston, informing him that General Hardee's line was within half a mile of the enemye engagement in that quarter, the right of General Hardee's line under a severe fire, and requiring pened that Cleburne's brigade, the left of General Hardee's line, was moving single-handed against G line of attack, had come into position on General Hardee's left, and was ready to grapple with Geneorps; one brigade (Russell's) of Polk's corps; Hardee's three brigades (Cleburne's, Wood's, and Hind create enthusiasm on the part of the men. General Hardee, in command on the left, to whom General Bs, p. 329.
The remaining troops, under General Hardee—that is to say, Wood's brigade, greatly dillace's fresh force of eight thousand men. General Hardee's corps and General Breckinridge's divisiod among them.
Colonel Forrest so advised Generals Hardee and Breckinridge, suggesting that an atta
he army at Tupelo, in June, 1862, he frequently called on Generals Polk, Bragg, Hardee, and Breckinridge, for their reports of the battle, but always in vain; their crmed with 42-, 82-, and 24-pounders, brought from Pensacola and Mobile.
General Hardee's corps extended along and from the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, in frosition and should be prepared to execute the movement intrusted to him.
General Hardee was to guard the partly vacated lines of Generals Van Dorn and Bragg, by exled his subordinate commanders together—namely, Generals Bragg, Van Dorn, Polk, Hardee, Breckinridge, and, by request, Major-General Price—to discuss the necessity of: the evacuation of Corinth had now become imperative.
See, in Appendix, General Hardee's views of the situation, as given in a letter to General Beauregard (May 2d to a meeting of general officers, composed of Generals Bragg, Polk, Van Dorn, Hardee, Price, and Breckinridge, who unanimously approved of the movement.