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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Prentiss, Charles 1774-1820 (search)
Prentiss, Charles 1774-1820 Author; born in Reading, Mass., Oct. 8, 1774; graduated at Harvard College in 1795; and entered journalism. His publications include Life of Robert treat Paine; Life of Gen. William Eaton; History of the United States; Trial of Calvin and Hopkins, etc. He died in Brimfield, Mass., Oct. 20, 1820.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shiloh, battle of (search)
made his headquarters at Savannah, on the Tennessee, and he there continued until the first week in April, having very little apprehension of an attack from the Confederates. General Sherman's division was just behind Shiloh Meeting-house. General Prentiss was encamped across the road to Corinth, with General McClernand's division behind his right. Their three divisions formed the advanced line. In the rear, near the river, lay General Hurlbut's division and that of General Smith, under the It was a surprise. Screaming shells dashed through the forest and bullets whistled among the tents. The Confederates had rushed into the camp, driving half-dressed, half-armed soldiers before them, dealing death and terror in every direction. Prentiss's division was next attacked; his column was shattered, and he, with a large portion of his followers, were made prisoners, his camp being captured by the Confederates. The struggle soon became general, and for ten hours the battle raged with v