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Headquarters established here (on 26th). Want officers Quartermaster's Department greatly; recommend Thomas Clark, W. R. Bennett, J. W. Crocker, and Addison Piles, as Assistant Quartermasters.


Corinth, Miss., March 28th, 1862.
General S. Cooper, Adj. and Insp. Genl., Richmond, Va.:
Where are Generals Hawes and Brown, Colonel R. B. Lee, and Captain Wampler? All greatly wanted. Spare me General Lawton with one brigade from Georgia, if possible, for here a great battle is certain. I greatly want a general of artillery. Lieutenant-Colonel W. R. Calhoun very competent.



Appendix to Chapter XX.


Extracts from Lieutenant A. R. Chisolm's Report of the battle of Shiloh.

Headquarters army of the Mississippi, Corinth, Miss., April 14th, 1862.
General,—In accordance with your order, I have the honor to submit the following report of orders conveyed by me on the 6th and 7th instants, during the battle of Shiloh; also a few of my observations during those two days.

A few minutes before 5 o'clock, on the morning of the 6th instant, the movement was commenced by General Hardee's command. At 6 1/2 h. I inquired of General Bragg where his ammunition wagons were stationed; he informed me, at a convenient distance on the Pittsburg and Hamburg roads. 6 1/2 A. M. firing ceased. 5 m. of 7 h. General Polk's command moved past Headquarters No. 1, at intersection of Pittsburg and Hamburg roads. 7 h. 5 m. the first cannon was fired on our left. From 7 to 7 1/2 A. M. heavy musketry at intervals. 30 min. of 8 h. rear of General Polk's command passed headquarters and commenced moving forward. 8 A. M. ordered General Polk to throw two brigades on the left of the one moving along the road, so as to strengthen the left and rear of General Bragg. In conveying this order I was accompanied by Lieutenant-Colonel Ferguson. I then proceeded on to General Bragg and communicated the same order to him, in order that he would understand the movement. Returned, and while on the way requested General Polk to place himself in communication with General Bragg. General Bragg directed me to say to you that he was ready to support General Hardee when he should require it; that he was in line, but not engaged, except with his artillery, which was shelling the enemy's camps. Returned and reported at 8 1/2 A. M. 9 1/2 A. M. a surgeon of General Hardee's corps reported to me that the General's command was within (50) fifty yards of the enemy's camps. Reported this to you.

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12 1/2 P. M., delivered order to Colonel Pond to advance and attack the enemy.


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