Harmon was in Tunisia because the relationship between Fredendall and Ward had gotten worse. The two men were strictly on “official” terms, barely speaking to each other except in line of duty. Fredendall was to use Harmon any way he wished except to relieve Ward. In effect, Harmon was to be Fredendall’s deputy commander or Eisenhower’s personal representative at the front. At Hamra, Robinett pushed his forces forward slowly as enemy pressure decreased, then vanished. A field artillery battalion that had fired fifty-one missions and expended more than two thousand rounds on the previous day, fulfilled two missions and delivered only thirty-seven rounds for lack of targets. By sunset, American troops were in the village of Kasserine, and by darkness in Feriana. Only the clutter of wreckage remained, burned-out vehicles, abandoned guns, scattered shell cases, gas cans, and miscellaneous rubbish.