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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 6.35 (search)
write nothing but the truth. He discusses the Battle of Shiloh in a frankness conformable with the general spirit of his book. But he is mistaken in thinking General Bragg's lines were repulsed late in the day of the 6th, when it was only necessary to press back Grant's left flank one-eighth of a mile. His own record shows that after a day of unchecked success the Confederate army, having surprised and routed Sherman at 7 o'clock in the morning, had constantly pressed on towards Pittsburg landing until three P. M., when the masses of fugitives huddled in terror under the river's bank, spoke plainly of broken lines and general demoralization. Then Sidney Johnston fell, in the very crisis of the great victory he had planned and almost won, and the disconcertment and arrest of plan and execution usual on such a calamity befell the Confederate army as it did when Jackson fell more than two years afterwards. Our lines were not repulsed, as Mr. Van Horne thinks, but they did not
atesmen or leaders of the South, I cannot touch springs familiar to you. Were you to assume command, it would afford me the most unfeigned pleasure, and every energy would be exerted to help you to victory, and the country to independence. Were you to decline, still your presence alone would be of inestimable advantage. The enemy are now at Nashville, about 50,000 strong, advancing in this direction by Columbia. He has also forces, according to the report of General Bragg, landing at Pittsburg, from 25,000 to 50,000, and moving in the direction of Purdy. This army corps, moving to join Bragg, is about 20,000 strong. Two brigades, Hindman's and Wood's, are, I suppose, at Corinth. One regiment of Hardee's division (Lieutenant-Colonel Patton commanding) is moving by cars to-day (20th March), and Statham's brigade (Crittenden's division). The brigade will halt at Iuka, the regiment at Burnsville; Cleburne's brigade, Hardee's division, except regiment, at Burnsville; and Carro
Chapter 31: Pittsburg Landing. The War in Missouri. Price and McCulloch. dissensions. up the Tennessee. plan and movements. Pittsburg Landing. the army. Shiloh. its strength. mapathering, front to front, at Corinth and Pittsburg Landing, important operations were occurring aroh, he again disembarked, on the 16th, at Pittsburg Landing, on the left bank, seven miles above Savnd Grant assembled the Federal army near Pittsburg Landing, which was the most advantageous base foith a cultivated or abandoned field. Pittsburg Landing, a mere hamlet of three or four log-cabiland, and make Florence, Alabama, instead of Pittsburg or Savannah, the base of a combined movementte all your available troops at Savannah, or Pittsburg, twelve miles above. Large reinforcements b summary) show that General Grant had at Pittsburg Landing-total present, 58,052 men, of whom 49,31 From Corinth to Monterey11 From Corinth to Pittsburg23 From Corinth to Savannah30 Iuka to Eastp[4 more...]
and key of this system and its defense. Pittsburg Landing, twenty-two miles distant, was the stronfter Sherman effected his first lodgement at Pittsburg, Bragg conceived the project of striking himoo near his positions at Crump's Landing and Pittsburg. I would prefer uniting farther back, at ore certain not to march on Crump's Landing or Pittsburg, when, perhaps, we ought to move on or towarn front of Monterey, almost half-way between Pittsburg and Corinth, advancing. But this was a mistville, converging to-morrow near Monterey on Pittsburg. Beauregard second in command, Polk the lefts line of march by the Ridge road, hence to Pittsburg, half an hour after the Third Corps shall haey's or Pratt's house, on the direct road to Pittsburg — if that road is found practicable-or in thd as far as its intersection with the one to Pittsburg, passing through Grier's Ford, on Lick Creekk Creek, on the direct road from Monterey to Pittsburg, so that it may be used in any forward movem[1 more...]
n miles, by that route, from Corinth, and four or five miles from Pittsburg. The Second Corps, under Bragg, marched by the direct road to Pittsburg, through Monterey. This road proved so narrow and bad that the head of Bragg's column did not reach Monterey until 11 A. M. on th General Grant kept his headquarters at Savannah, nine miles from Pittsburg by water and six or seven by land, and left a large discretion intch to Grant, sent with the above to Halleck, is as follows: Pittsburg Landing, April 5, 1862. sir: All is quiet along my lines now. We aittle wooden meeting-house, two miles and a half or more from Pittsburg Landing, on the Corinth road. The road to Purdy crosses the Corinth the front line, and about three-quarters of a mile in advance of Pittsburg, were encamped to the left, Hurlbut's (the Fourth), and to the riugh Savannah on Saturday morning, April 5th, and was distant from Pittsburg about five miles on the north bank of the river. Crittenden's di
utter disorder to the immediate vicinity of Pittsburg, under the shelter of the heavy guns of his d drove him rapidly back on the field toward Pittsburg. But the Confederate line, which had hungands, and he fought down the bank toward Pittsburg Landing. The enemy's left was completely turned Trabue's brigades down the main road toward Pittsburg. He thus had the left centre, with Pond's amission, for six hours. It began a mile from Pittsburg. When it ended, the landing was barely covenessee River, on which, and near by, was Pittsburg Landing. Having been halted here for more thlowing account of the condition of things at Pittsburg, and of the part taken by himself and his codivisions were within a few hundred yards of Pittsburg, where the enemy were huddled in confusion, the bank of the river about a mile above Pittsburg Landing, and could see the hurried movements to o my efforts to take the last hill above Pittsburg Landing, I fell back, and found to my great surp[19 more...]
ok's line of advance was along the road from Pittsburg to Shiloh, and through the adjacent country tion, to the left of the road from Shiloh to Pittsburg. It held this four hours. As the gradual pcommand with his old brigade in front of Pittsburg Landing, at the close of the battle. Separated the roads to Monterey from Hamburg and from Pittsburg, about a mile and a half in the rear of Shil The Rev. Robert Collyer, who went up to Pittsburg Landing with one of the first boats sent with conot reach the intersection of the roads from Pittsburg and Hamburg, in the immediate vicinity of thry following immediately by the main road to Pittsburg, and the cavalry in rear of the wings. The d when required on the right and left of the Pittsburg road, or otherwise act according to the exig utter disorder to the immediate vicinity of Pittsburg, under the shelter of the heavy guns of his e two battles resulting from the movement on Pittsburg than now attempted must have delayed this re[3 more...]
o you this communication in advance of official reports. From official telegraphic dispatches, received from official sources, I am able to announce to you, with entire confidence, that it has pleased Almighty God to crown the Confederate arms with a glorious and decisive victory over our invaders. On the morning of the 6th, the converging columns of our army were combined by its commander-in-chief, General Albert Sidney Johnston, in an assault on the Federal army, then encamped near Pittsburg, on the Tennessee River. After a hard-fought battle of ten hours, the enemy was driven in disorder from his position, and pursued to the Tennessee River, where, under the cover of the gunboats, he was at the last accounts endeavoring to effect his retreat by aid of his transports. The details of this great battle are yet too few and incomplete to enable me to distinguish with merited praise all of those who may have conspicuously earned the right to such distinction, and I prefer to d
the afternoon. Roads bad and progress slow. Bivouacked for the night near a distillery. Many of the men drunk; the Tenth Ohio particularly wild. April, 15 Resumed the march at six in the morning. Passed the plantation of Leonidas Polk Walker. He is said to be the wealthiest man in North Alabama. His domain extends for fifteen miles along the road. The overseer's house and the negro huts near it make quite a village. Met a good many young men returning from Corinth and Pittsburg Landing. Quite a number of them had been in the Sunday's battle, and, being wounded, had been sent back to Huntsville. General Mitchell had captured and released them on parole. Some had their heads bandaged, others their arms, while others, unable to walk, were conveyed in wagons. As they passed, our men made many good-natured remarks, as, Well, boys, you're tired of soldiering, ar'n't you? Goin‘ home on furlough, eh? Played out. Another bold soger boy! See the soger! At one point
30 We have just concluded Colonel Turchin's case, and forwarded the proceedings to General Buell. General Ammen for many years belonged to a club, the members of which were required either to sing a song or tell a story. He could not sing, and, consequently, took to stories, and very few can tell one better. The General is a member of the Episcopal Church, and, although a pious man, emphasizes his language occasionally by an oath. When conducting his brigade from the boat at Pittsburg Landing to position on the field, he was compelled to pass through the immense crowd of skedaddlers who had sought shelter under the bluffs from the storm of bullets. A chaplain of one of the disorganized regiments was haranguing the mob in what may be termed the whangdoodle style: Rally, men; rally, and we may yet be saved. O! rally! For God and your country's sake rally! R-a-l-l-y! O-h! r-a-l-l-y around the flag of your c-o-w-n-try, my c-o-wn-tryme-n! Shut up, you God damned old fool!
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