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ons why the army was formed into small corps. General Beauregard desirous of moving against the enemy on the 1st of April. why it was not done. on the 2d, General Cheatham reports a strong Federal force threatening his front. General Beauregard advises an immediate advance. General Johnston yields. General Jordan's statementned useful information, relative to the positions occupied by the several Federal commands. Such was the situation, as night fell on the 2d of April, when General Cheatham, who commanded a division posted at Bethel Station, Twenty-four miles north of Corinth. telegraphed to his corps commander, General Polk, that a strong bannah, between Mickey's and its intersection with the Pittsburg-Purdy road. It will annoy and harass any force of the enemy moving, by the latter way, to assail Cheatham's division at Purdy. IX. The Chief-Engineers of the forces will take due measures and precautions, and give all requisite orders, for the repair of the bridg
port, in Appendix. on Colonel Adams's right, while Cheatham's division (Bushrod Johnson's and Stevens's brigadby General Beauregard, came up on its left. General Cheatham's Report. These two divisions now joined theirdge's division, in support or filling up the line; Cheatham's division, of Polk's corps, and Breckinridge's dithe neighboring conflict, where Breckinridge's and Cheatham's forces were warmly engaged with those of Hurlbutt, ordered it to charge the enemy in front, General Cheatham's Report. posted behind a fence in the border of Hindman's division and Gladden's brigade, with Cheatham's and Breckinridge's forces, were pressed against of orders, on the part of General Polk, his other (Cheatham's) division was sent back about three miles and a half, to its bivouac of the previous night. General Cheatham says, in his Report: At the close of the day, , dated Nashville, Tenn., November 27th, 1876, General Cheatham uses the following language: At dusk, on the e
of General Polk from the field. his timely arrival at 10.30. his charge with Cheatham's brigade. organization of Federal army during the night of the 6th. inactio mile and a half beyond Shiloh, towards Corinth. Only one of his divisions (Cheatham's) had been collected together and taken back, through a misunderstanding of onding of the orders given the previous evening, General Polk had retired, with Cheatham's division, to his bivouac of the 5th, for the purpose of recruiting and re-sufront—and hurry back he did. Dashing forward, with drawn sword, at the head of Cheatham's fine division, he soon formed his line of battle at the point where his presck through the gap referred to, and materially assisting the gallant charge of Cheatham's division. During the night of the 6th and early morning of the 7th, Generinforce his centre from his left. Had General Sherman boldly advanced, before Cheatham's division so gallantly took its position in line, he would have been able to
rawn from General Bragg two brigades and a regiment, to reinforce the centre and right, and he had made him extend another brigade (Russell's) to his right, to cover the space between him and Breckinridge, left open by the unfortunate absence of Cheatham's division, of General Polk's corps. General Bragg had, therefore, at that time (11.30 A. M.), only about five thousand men with whom to confront General Grant's forces, and he was reinforced during the day by only two straggling regiments under General J. K. Jackson, and by a small disjointed brigade under Colonel Pond, at about 1 P. M. With those forces General Bragg not only held at bay those opposed to him, but took the offensive several times, and, on the arrival of Cheatham's division in its proper place, compelled Wallace, Sherman, and McClernand to call earnestly on McCook, of Buell's army, for support. General Beauregard, therefore, felt not much concerned about his left; and he directed all his attention and most of his av
brigades of three regiments each, commanded by colonels, Brigadier-General Cheatham commanding the division. The other division, so called, the general officers at Columbus are Major-General Polk, Brigadier-Generals Cheatham, McCown, and A. P. Stewart. Under these circumstances, general, and Hawes, Slaughter, and Walker, brigadiers. Since then Cheatham has been nominated major-general for your command. S. Cooper. Rnate to take rank in the order in which they are named: Major-Generals B. F. Cheatham and John P. McCown; Brigadier-Generals W. W. Mackall, St 7 h. 9 m., first cannon fired on our left. At 7 h. 33 m., General Cheatham's advance brigade passed Headquarters No. 1. At 7 h. 35 m., to his whole command and army for courage and capacity. Major-General Cheatham, commanding 1st division 1st corps, was slightly wounded, as, my regiments became separated from each other, etc. 16. General Cheatham, in his Report, says: . . . My command and other commands c