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sions were soon added the Third, commanded by General Lew Wallace, with Colonels Cruft and Thayer as brigade coand occupied the Federal right, Smith the left, and Wallace the centre. It is extremely difficult to arrive0,000 strong or more. These were assigned to General Lew Wallace, who had also brought over the troops from Foas McClernand's messages became more urgent, General Lew Wallace, commanding the central division, finding hime did somewhat broken, but in good order. General Lew Wallace says, in his report: Soon fugitives froon by the right flank. He promptly obeyed. General Wallace acted with vigor and decision. Meeting McClernayer's brigade formed, under the direction of General Lew Wallace, as described, at right angles to the intrencfield, and, after holding at bay for an hour or two Wallace's division, with the remnants of McClernand's, sloweed to the heavy firing on his right, which, like Lew Wallace, he mistook for an attack by McClernand. As he r
as reported to him, with wonderful exaggerations of the Confederate strength-100,000, 200,000 men-he determined to mass Buell and Grant against the army at that point; and Buell was ordered, March 15th, to unite his forces with Grant's, a movement previously suggested by him. Meanwhile, the expedition up the Tennessee was begun by C. F. Smith, on the 10th of March, with a new division under Sherman in advance. On the 13th of March, Smith assembled four divisions-Sherman's, Hurlbut's, Lew Wallace's, and W. H. L. Wallace's, at Savannah, on the right bank of the Tennessee, at its Great Bend. Smith at once sent Sherman with his division, escorted by two gunboats, to land below Eastport and make a break in the Memphis & Charleston Railroad between Tuscumbia and Corinth. Sherman, finding a Confederate battery at Eastport, disembarked below at the mouth of the Yellow River, and started for Burnsville; but, becoming discouraged at the continued rains, the swollen streams, the bad roads
position, as the left wing of Polk's corps, as early as some other divisions whose presence was necessary to the attack. These movements were construed by General Lew Wallace as a reconnaissance in force against his own division at Crump's Landing, and held him in check during the 5th and the 6th, the first day of the battle. pliment to the generalship of either Grant or Sherman to believe them aware of the presence of the Confederate army in their front on the 5th. Else why was General Lew Wallace with 7,500 men kept at Crump's Landing, and Nelson and Crittenden's divisions-14,000 men-left at Savannah? Why the calm of Saturday and the confusion of Suor very obtuse angle extending from where the Purdy road crossed Owl Creek to the ford near the mouth of Lick Creek, which was guarded by Stuart's brigade. General Lew Wallace's division was five or six miles distant, with one brigade at Crump's Landing, and the other two on the Adamsville road, with intervals of some two miles, i
falls back. the combat. the Hornet's nest. Wallace and Prentiss. Gibson's assaults. Anderson's Grant stopped at Crump's Landing, to order Lew Wallace to hold himself in readiness to march on PiThis position of the Federals was occupied by Wallace's division, and perhaps by the remains of Preed; but maintained its ground steadily, until Wallace's position was turned, when, again renewing in a death-grapple with the sturdy commands of Wallace and Prentiss. The Federal generals had consufusion of the enemy and then in the defeat of Wallace and the surrender of Prentiss. Patton Anderscy of his adversaries. With Hurlbut gone and Wallace gone, Prentiss was left isolated. Struck in t or Blucher would come! Oh, that night or Lew Wallace would come! Nelson's division of General Bto do us much good. We didn't yet know why Lew Wallace wasn't on the ground. In the justice of o that series of attacks by which the lines of Wallace and Prentiss were crushed, and hence, though[8 more...]
's defense at Shiloh Church. Bragg resists Lew Wallace. the Kentucky brigade. Beauregard retreatse by an army in the face of the enemy. Lew Wallace's division, 8,000 strong, came marching up then McCook. The interval between McCook and Wallace was occupied by such commands of Grant's armynot have been more than 5,000, exclusive of Lew Wallace's division. That number may have been sligfield at nightfall on the 6th, exclusive of Lew Wallace's division, say 8,500 men, that only came uhad a general supervision of Grant's troops. Wallace's, Prentiss's, and Hurlbut's divisions, had a movement on the Federal right conducted by Lew Wallace, in conjunction with Sherman's division, waparatively slow, as has been stated already. Wallace began skirmishing at daylight, simultaneouslysuffered less than the defensive lines. General Wallace was killed. General Grant is said to hav25,000 strong, including all arms. Also General L. Wallace's division of General Grant's army, maki[4 more...]
l, Sidney Johnston, with all the energy of his nature, was pressing on the routed foe. Crouching under the bank of the Tennessee River, Grant was helpless. One short hour more of life to Johnston would have completed his destruction. The second in command-Beauregard — was on another and distant part of the field, and, before he could gather the reins of direction, darkness fell and stopped the pursuit. During the night Buell reached the northern bank of the river and crossed his troops. Wallace, with a fresh division from below, got up. Together they advanced in the morning, found the Confederates rioting in the plunder of captured camps, and drove them back with loss. But all this was as nothing compared with the calamity of Johnston's death. Educated at West Point, Johnston remained in the United States Army for eight years, and acquired a thorough knowledge of the details of military duty. Resigning to aid the cause of the infant Republic of Texas, he became her adjutant-ge