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ere, as soon as the intentions of the enemy become sufficiently developed. success of his plan. Co-operation of the governors of adjacent states. troops poorly armed and equipped. the enemy begins Landing at Pittsburg. arrival of Hurlbut's, Prentiss's, McClernand's, and the two Wallaces' divisions. force of the army opposing us. General Buell. his slow advance on Nashville. is at last aroused by order to unite his forces with those of General Grant. aggregate of Buell's forces in Tenneorinth, in a southwesterly, direction. His fourth brigade was detached to a point more than two miles to his left rear, at the crossing of the Pittsburg and Hamburg road, over Lick Creek. Within a few days, says General Sherman, in his memoirs, Prentiss's division arrived, and was camped on his left, filling the space between his third and fourth brigades, but some distance in advance of the latter; afterwards McClernand's and W. H. L. Wallace's divisions were landed, the first placing itself w
ents well to the front. In his Report, General Prentiss says: . . . This information received, I istance and gave notice of the attack to Generals Prentiss and Hurlbut, the latter of whom despatchbecome general along the entire front of Generals Prentiss and Sherman, though stronger as yet on toblique to the Federals, being nearest to General Prentiss's left and farthest from General Sherman'e striking an unbroken series of blows on General Prentiss's division and on General Sherman's left ht, and on the left of Wallace's division. Prentiss's Report. But here, after the capture of Prenuntil, seeing the Confederates penetrating on Prentiss's rear, he called for support from Hurlbut, wwere warmly engaged with those of Hurlbut and Prentiss. General Johnston had been some three quartell these forces were closing upon Wallace and Prentiss, General Hardee was engaged on the left within the confusion following the capture of General Prentiss, and took no part in the assaults upon th[28 more...]
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
ge Sherman's troops shortly after we attacked Prentiss's, which would have given the former less timrly dawn, Sherman was no better prepared than Prentiss to receive an attack. But General Beauregardrman account for the success achieved against Prentiss, in about one hour, and against himself in aban prove. Now, what forces had he and General Prentiss with which to hold and defend their impremaking in all over nine thousand men; and General Prentiss had three brigades of infantry and two bafficial records. But Generals Sherman and Prentiss were not the only commanding officers surpris's camps (and there were many such), on which Prentiss and himself could retire at the proper moment. And when, at about 9 A. M., he judged that Prentiss was falling back, which exposed the left fland, Wallace, and Hurlbut, behind which his and Prentiss's shattered troops could have rallied as a re As it was, in their pursuit of Sherman's and Prentiss's commands, they caught, on the wing and in s
I was engaged with the removal to the rear of a large number of prisoners. captured with General Prentiss, until about sunset or after, and until late at night, giving the best direction I could to right, about eight o'clock, dashed upon the encampments of a division under the command of General Prentiss. At the same time, Cleburne's brigade, with the 15th Arkansas deployed as skirmishers, andowards the point where I had parted with you, and where I had left you in conversation with General Prentiss (Federal prisoner, lately captured) beside the rivulet which flowed at the base of the hilllags, 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,ny sources, including the newspapers of the enemy, we engaged, on Sunday, the divisions of Generals Prentiss, Sherman, Hurlbut, McClernand, and Smith, of 9000 men each, or at least 45,000 men. This f