Statistics for occurrence #1 of “St. Louis” in chapter 9 of Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army .:
...he centre of my operations.
While occupied in this way at Chicago the battle of Shiloh took place, and the desire for active service with troops became uppermost in my thoughts, so I returned to St. Louis to see if I could not get into the field.
General Halleck having gone down to the Shiloh battle-field, I reported to his Assistant Adjutant-General, Colonel John C. Kelton, and told him of my anxi...
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