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[529] notes and orders as taken by me during the engagements with the enemy of the 6th and 7th instant.

Headquarters No. 1. At five minutes of 5 o'clock A. M., on the 6th, we heard the first fire from skirmishing on our right towards Lick Creek; at half-past 5 we heard a volley of musketry; at 6 o'clock A. M., the engagement appeared to be becoming general; at half-past 6 the fire slackened, and ceased at a quarter of 7.

At twenty minutes of 8 I went, by your order, to the right, and reported, at twenty minutes of 9, a brisk engagement on the right, and recommended sending troops to the right to support and extend our line in that direction; remarked that our men fired at too long a distance, and too high; danger of the enemy flanking our right. At twenty minutes of 9 received your order to accompany General Breckinridge's division to reinforce the right and to follow the movement of the right in front, extending as much as possible his own right towards Lick Creek, and to follow the general movement forward.

At 10 o'clock, reported that the preceding order had been executed, and that General Breckinridge and division had arrived in position in good time, at about four hundred yards in rear of General Dan. Adams's command. General Beauregard moved to Headquarters No. 2; went to meet him.

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From 3 to 4 o'clock was occupied in collecting together and organizing stragglers, to march them as reinforcements to General Bragg; placed one battalion thus formed under command of W. W. Wood of Mississippi.

At dusk, about 6, sent by General Beauregard to the front, to order ‘to arrest the conflict and fall back to the camps of the enemy for the night.’ Transmitted this order to Generals Bragg, Polk, and Hardee; returned, and was happy to congratulate the general upon the success of our army on that day. Encamped in one of the enemy's tents near Shiloh.

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Yours very respectfully,

N. Augustin, V. A. D. C.

Extracts from the statement of facts relative to the first and second days of the battle of Shiloh, prepared by Major B. B. Waddell, volunteer A. D. C. Of General Beauregard.

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On the night of the 3d of April I received an order from you to select such guides from my escort as I desired, and report to General Hardee, early on the morning of the 4th, and to go with General Hardee, via the Bark road, to a ridge in front of the enemy at Pittsburg, at or near the junction of the Hamburg and Pittsburg roads.

I reported early to General Hardee; but one cause and another prevented his movement as early as had been ordered, and it was near noon before his entire command was in motion.

We moved out to the Monterey road, taking the Bark road at the fork, and at

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