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Pittsburg Landing.
Explanations.
A positions of Maj.-Gen. Grant's forces on the morning of April 6th.

B Positions of Grant, with the divisions of Nelson and Crittenden, on the evening of April 6th.

C Positions of Grant and Buell on the morning of April 7th.

D Positions of Grant and Buell on the evening of April 7th.

E Reserve Artillery.

front, whence they could pour volley after volley in comparative security. Soon, our men were flanked on either side, and fell back, perceiving that they were squandering their lives to no purpose. Thus the division lost all coherence and efficiency; its leader became separated from a large portion of his command; and by 10 o'clock it had been virtually demolished. Prentiss himself, with three regiments, held an unassailed position until, having long since become completely surrounded, he was finally obliged to surrender;1 when over 2,000 of our men in one body were

1 This did not occur till about 4 P. M.; but he had long before ceased to form a part of our line of battle, the Rebels having flanked and passed on beyond him.

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