d, that he must crush Grant before Buell joined him. This was the purpose, this was the plan of the battle of Shiloh.
When night fell, on the eve of battle, the following was the Confederate array: The front line, composed of the Third Corps and Gladden's brigade, was under Hardee, and extended from Owl Creek to Lick Creek, a distance of somewhat over three miles. Cleburne's brigade was on the left, with its flank resting near Owl Creek.
Hindman was intrusted with a division, composed of Wood's brigade, and his own under Colonel Shaver.
These occupied the centre.
The interval, on his right, to Lick Creek, was occupied by Gladden's brigade, detached from Bragg, and put under Hardee's command for the battle.
Hardee's three brigades numbered 6,789 effectives, and Gladden added 2,235 more — an effective total in the front line of 9,024.
Bragg commanded the second line.
Withers's division formed his right wing.
Jackson's brigade, 2,208 strong, was drawn up three hundred yards