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16. General Cheatham, in his Report, says:

‘. . . My command and other commands came rapidly forward, but many regiments having exhausted their ammunition, a halt of some time was necessary for the purpose of replenishing. The day was now far advanced, and before proper preparations were made, darkness prevented further operations that day, and all commands were withdrawn for the night, out of range of the shells from the enemy's gunboats.’

17. General Grant, in his Report of the Battle of Shiloh, published in the ‘Record of the Rebellion,’ vol. IV. p. 356, says:

‘The battle soon waxed warm on the left and centre, varying at times to all parts of the line. There was the most continuous firing of musketry and artillery ever heard on this continent, kept up until nightfall.’

18. General Buell, in his Report (‘Record of the Rebellion,’ vol. IV. p. 410), says:

General Nelson arrived with Colonel Ammen's brigade at this opportune moment. It was immediately posted to meet the attack at that point, and, with a battery of artillery, which happened to be on the ground and was brought into action, opened fire on the enemy and repulsed him. The action of the gunboats also contributed very much to that result. The attack at that point was not renewed. Night having come on, the firing ceased on both sides.’

19. General Nelson (‘Record of the Rebellion,’ vol. IV. p. 413), in his Report, says:

‘The gallantry of the 36th Indiana, supported by the 6th Ohio, under the. able conduct of Colonel Ammen, commanding the 10th brigade, drove back the enemy and restored the line of battle. This was at half-past 6 P. M., and soon after the enemy withdrew, owing, I suppose, to the darkness.’

20. From a narrative of the battle of Shiloh, entitled ‘Account by a Participant,’ to be found in the ‘Record of the Rebellion,’ vol. IV. p. 415, we take the following passage:

‘On the top of the bank we were cheered by a sight of Nelson, with his wellknown overcoat and feathered hat. “Sixth Ohio, I expect a good account from you!” “Yes! Yes! Hurrah!” and without an order our walking pace was changed into a double quick. We only went a few yards, and were ordered to support a battery. Darkness soon closed in, and compelled the belligerents to cease hostilities for the night.’

21. Colonel Tuttle, commanding 1st brigade, 2d division (W. H. L. Wallace's), in his Report (‘Record of the Rebellion,’ vol. IV. p. 406), says:

‘. . . I assumed command of the division, and rallied what was left of my brigade, and was joined by the 13th Iowa, Colonel Crocker; 9th Illinois, Colonel Mersey; 12th Illinois, Lieutenant-Colonel Chottain, and several other fragments of regiments, and formed in line on the road, and held the enemy in check until the line was formed that resisted the last charge just before dark of that day.’

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