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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