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Confederate force.

War Records, volume 10, part 1, page 398, states that before leaving Corinth for the field of Shiloh, General Johnston's force was as follows: Effective total—Infantry, 34,727; artillery, 1,973; cavalry, 2,073; total 38,773. Total present—Infantry, 41,457; artillery, 2,183; cavalry, 2,785; total, 46,425.

A garrison was left at Corinth; large details were made to corduroy and repair roads. The cavalry did not get into action; troops were detached and sent to Hamburg and other points, making deductions amounting to at least 8,000, leaving those actually engaged at 30,773, so that either estimate would put the entire Federal force more than twice that of the Confederate.

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