lleck's troops moved by water up the Tennessee — that being their only practicable route.
Buell was evidently very solicitous to occupy and secure the rich region of Middle Tennessee, and for that reason preferred to move by land, and make Florence, Alabama, instead of Pittsburg or Savannah, the base of a combined movement.
But Halleck, having been put in supreme command, his opinion prevailed, and the joint movement concerted against Corinth between the two commanders was set on foot.
Had the main army, which, under the personal command of General Buell, was to join General Halleck in the projected movement against the enemy at Corinth, Mississippi.
Army of the Cumberland, vol. i., p. 99.
Mitchell's corps, moving against Florence, was 18,000 strong.
The writer has used every effort to ascertain with entire accuracy the forces engaged in the battle of Shiloh.
He lays before the reader all the information he can obtain.
The Hon. Mr. McCrary, Secretary of War, kindly