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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.46 (search)
over four miles from Pittsburg Landing. Shiloh was one of the bloodiest battles in history. General Beauregard officially stated his loss at 1,720 killed, 8,012 wounded and 959 missing, an aggregate of 10,699. Swinton places the Federal loss at 15,000, making the combined losses over 25,000. Tuesday afternoon, Colonel Forrest, with two companies of his regiment, was acting as rear guard, when suddenly a force of the enemy advanced in three lines of battle. About this time Captain Isaac Harrison, with his company from Wirt Adams' Regiment, and two companies of the 8th Texas, and a company of Kentuckians, under Captain John Morgan, opportunely came up, making Forrest's force about 350 strong. There was a favorable ridge just to the rear, and Forrest determined to hold it if possible until his regiment could be brought up. He formed in line, and very quickly two regiments of cavalry and a regiment of infantry were thrown forward to attack him. The infantry advanced at