n of the enemy.
While rallying the stragglers, I came across two batteries that had lost all their commissioned officers.
These I took possession of, sent for ammunition, supplied them with men from my command, and sent one of them to Gen. Beauregard.
This battery fired the last shots against the enemy.
The other battery, and the forces under my command, held their position in the very face of the enemy, until ordered to be retired by command of Gen. Bragg.
Gen. Grant, writing on the 9th, gives his losses approximately at 1,500 killed and 3,500 wounded, and says nothing of a loss of prisoners, of whom about 2,200 effectives were marched off the field with Prentiss, with possibly 200 or 300 more of our wounded of Sunday.
A later and more circumstantial statement summed up our losses as 1,735 killed, 7,882 wounded, 3,956 prisoners ; total, 13,573.
Recurring to the reports of subordinates — all we have — we find their losses stated as follows:
rly equalized, while the Rebels had the spoil of our camps — though they could carry off but little of it — and the prisoners.
Maj. Gen. Halleck, commanding the Department of the Mississippi, left St. Louis directly after receiving news of the Shiloh battles,
April 19, 1862. and reached Pittsburg Landing by steamboat two or three days thereafter.
Meantime, and for weeks following, no attempt was made against the Rebel army at Corinth; and, though Gen. Pope arrived from Missouri on the 22d, with a reenforcement of 25,000 men, even Monterey was not occupied by us till the 1st of May, when Gen. Halleck's army had been increased by accessions from various quarters to a little over 100,000 men. All this time, and afterward, Gen. Beauregard industriously strengthened his works, covering Corinth with an irregular semicircle of intrenchments, 15 miles long, and well-mounted with artillery; destroying the roads and bridges beyond, and blocking the approaches with abatis.