Map used by confederate generals at Shiloh.|
miles below Hamburg
, six or seven above Savannah
, the depot of the enemy on the right bank, and twenty-two miles from Corinth
Thus the position of the enemy was naturally strong.
With few and difficult approaches, guarded on each flank by impassable streams and morasses, protected by a succession of ravines and acclivities, commanded by eminences to the rear, it seemed safe against attack, and easy to defend.
No defensive works were constructed.