he found the missing column standing stock-still, with its head some distance out in an open field.
General Polk's reserves were ahead of it, with their wagons and artillery blocking up the road.
General Johnston ordered them to clear the road, and the missing column to move forward.
There was much chaffering among those implicated as to who should bear the blame. . . . It was about four o'clock when the lines were completely formed—too late, of course, to begin the battle then.“
Colonel Munford's address at Memphis.
The road was not clear until 2 P. M. General Polk got Clark's division of his corps into line of battle by four o'clock; Cheatham, who had come up on the left, promptly followed.
Breckinridge's line was then formed on Polk's right.
Thus was the army arrayed in three lines of battle late Saturday afternoon.
The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston, by his son.
The purpose of General Johnston to attack promptly is evinced in the correspondence already in