of General Albert Sidney Johnston, by his son.
The object of Van Dorn had been to effect a diversion in behalf of General Johnston.
Though this failed, the enemy was badly crippled and soon fell back to Missouri, of which he still retained possession.
General Van Dorn was now ordered to join General Johnston by the quickest route.
Yet only one of his regiments arrived in time to be present at the battle of Shiloh.
As has been already stated, General Beauregard left Nashville on February 14th to take charge in West Tennessee, and made his headquarters at Jackson, Tennessee, on February 17th.
He was somewhat prostrated by sickness, which partially disabled him through the campaign.
The two grand divisions of his army were commanded by the able Generals Bragg and Polk.
On March 26th he permanently removed to Corinth.
Under his orders the evacuation of Columbus by General Polk, and the establishment of a new line resting on New Madrid, Island No.10, and Humboldt, was comple