fter 6 P. M., when we were in possession of all his encampments between Owl and Lick Creeks but one; nearly all of his field-artillery, about thirty flags, colors, and standards, over three thousand prisoners, including a division commander (General Prentiss), and several brigade commanders, thousands of small-arms, an immense supply of subsistence, forage, and munitions of war, and a large amount of means of transportation, all the substantial fruits of a complete victory—such, indeed, as rarel, one was now an advancing, triumphant host, with arm uplifted to give the mortal blow; the other, a broken, mangled, demoralized mob, paralyzed and waiting for the stroke.
While the other Confederate brigades, which had shared most actively in Prentiss's capture, were sending back the prisoners and forming again for a final attack, two brigades, under Chalmers and Jackson, on the extreme right, had cleared away all in front of them, and, moving down the river-bank, now came upon the last point
14, 262, 265, 269, 270, 271, 275, 276, 498-99, 618, 630, 631,633, 634.
Orders to devastate Virginia, 262-63.
Port Hudson. Siege, 351-52, 353.
Port Republic, Battle of, 94-96. Gen. Taylor's description, 95-96.
Port Royal, S. C., 8.
Porter, General, 114, 275, 283. Admiral, D. D., 23, 182, 184, 185, 332, 333, 347, 455-56, 458, 548, 581. Statement concerning Confederate use of torpedo naval defense, 174.
Posey, General, 300.
Powers, Maurice, 201.
Powhatan (ship), 207-08.
Prentiss, General, 48, 50.
Preston, General, 361.
Prestonburg, Battle of, 15.
Price, General, Sterling, 39, 40, 326-27, 328, 329, 496.
Prisoners. Treatment, 9-10.
Exchange, 11-13, 492-98, 501-13.
Pritchard, Colonel, 595. Edward, 200.
Private property confiscation, 138-39.
Protestant Episcopal Church South, established, 634.
Pryor, General, 103, 131.
Queen of the West (ship). Capture of the Indianola, 202-03.
Rains, Gen. G. J., 68, 354, 481. Description of use of sub-te
and honorable retreat.
The victorious army of the day before could leave the battle-field in no other way. He carefully kept his own counsel, and, from about noon, issued all his orders accordingly.
To show a bold front all along his line; to offer as strong a resistance as the nature of the ground and the condition of his forces would permit; and, if possible, to cross to the south side of the ravines, in front of the Shiloh meeting-house, which had so effectually protected Sherman's and Prentiss's commands, on the preceding morning—such were the objects he now strained every nerve to secure.
And the task before him was difficult, because the least symptom of weakness or hesitancy on his part would necessarily increase the boldness of his opponent, and correspondingly depress his new, hardly organized, and worn-out forces.
Meanwhile, with feelings of anxiety easily understood, he despatched couriers to Corinth, to hurry forward General Van Dorn's army of about twenty thousand m