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tion of the so-called lost opportunity, on the evening of April 6th, 1862. General Thomas Jordan, Adjutant—General of the Constile movement against the last Federal position of the 6th of April, that had every prospect of success, but which was stopts became separated from each other, etc. Thus closed Sunday, April 6th, upon my brigade.
But, as may likewise be seen frere are their statements touching the last hours of the 6th of April, statements that were before Generals Bragg and Withersdisembarked at about five o'clock on the evening of the 6th of April, and marched up the hill as quietly as possible, and thnd seven hundred officers and men on the morning of the 6th of April, Cleburne found his brigade muster but eight hundred oncourse, as the sun went down not later than 6:25 on the 6th of April, on the field of Shiloh, General Polk, writing nearly sal Cheatham's lucid explanation of the last hour of the 6th of April, but I will only cite the following from Colonel George
t 6:30 P. M., and soon after the enemy withdrew, owing, I suppose, to the darkness. —（Ibid, page 324).
Further, and finally, General Prentiss in his report fixes the hour when he surrendered, after one of the most resolute, obstinate defenses of an untrenched position that was made during the whole war, namely, at 5:30 P. M., while Colonel Gedde, of the Eighth Iowa, did not surrender his forces at this point until 6 P. M. Colonel Grose, of the Thirty-sixth Indiana, also reports, on the 8th of April, that the firing continued until near dusk, (Ibid, page 337); while Lieutenant-Colonel Nicholas L. Anderson, Sixth Ohio, reports that his regiment was disembarked at about five o'clock on the evening of the 6th of April, and marched up the hill as quietly as possible, and that under Ammen's orders it was placed in support of a battery, (Ibid, page 339). Further, Colonel F. C. Jones reports that the Twenty-fourth Ohio was landed at 5:30 P. M. and formed in line of battle on the river hill,
the quarter of the field with General Bragg, and I refer to the reports of Colonel Pond, Colonel Monton, Major Gober (Sixteenth Louisiana), Colonel Marshall J. Smith and Colonel Looney, Thirty-eighth Tennessee, chiefly to show that no order reached them to retire, and that, up to the very edge of night, they were being employed on the Confederate left by orders of General Hardee in desultory, resultless, though bloody conflicts.
Colonel Fagan, of Gibson's brigade, writing as early as the 9th of April, states:
It was late in the afternoon when the enemy was repulsed, and was followed in the direction of the river (after the capture of Prentiss). That night we slept in the enemy's tents, worn with fatigue, decimated in numbers, but elated that such a hard-fought day had such a glorious close. —（Ibid, page 488.)
Evidently Colonel Fagan had not heard of the Lost opportunity when he wrote, nor had Colonel H. W. Allen at the date of his report of April 10th, neither had Captain Dub