[H] Engagement at Harris Farm, May 19, 1864 [++AI] (232-640519) - JTS Campaign Overland
[H] Engagement at Harris Farm, May 19, 1864 [++AI] (232-640519)By Ken Jones
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May 19th, 1864. At dawn, the Confederates realized that the Union forces had disappeared from the area north of the Mule Shoe. Where had they gone? In the afternoon, Lee ordered Ewell to advance his corps from the base of the Mule Shoe salient and find the Union right flank. Not finding any Yankees in his immediate front, Ewell obtained permission to proceed northeast to discover the Union position. Late in the afternoon, Ewell eventually found the Union right around the Harris Farm and a sharp engagement ensued. Grant rushed reinforcements to the area and Ewell eventually found himself outmatched and a long way from support. Darkness eventually halted the contest before the Union forces could take advantage of the isolated Confederate Corps.