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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shiloh, battle of (search)
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 command of Gen. W. H. L. Wallace, of Illinois. General Stuart's brigade, of Sherman's division, lay on the Hamburg road, and the division of Gen. Lew. Wallace was at Crump's Landing, below Pittsburgh Landing. Such was the Battle of Shiloh. disposition of the Nationaumn 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 varying fortune on both sides. Gen. W. H. L. Wallace, of the Nationals, and Gen. A. S. Johnston, of the Confederates, had been killed. On both sides the slaughter was severe, and the National army was pushed back to the river, then brimful with a spring flood. The day was fairly lost to t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wallace, William Harvey Lamb 1821-1862 (search)
Wallace, William Harvey Lamb 1821-1862 Military officer; born in Urbana, O., July 8, 1821; served in the war with Mexico, in Hardin's regiment; and was State's attorney for the ninth circuit of Illinois, in 1853. In May, 1861, he became colonel of the 11th Illinois Volunteers. He commanded a brigade in McClernand's division at the capture of Fort Donelson, and was made brigadier-general of volunteers. On the first day of the battle of Shiloh (q. v.) he was mortally wounded, and died in Savannah, Tenn., April 10, 1862.