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and movements. Pittsburg Landing. the army. Shiloh. its strength. maps. aggressive purpose. o battle of Shiloh. The Federal army was at Shiloh, near Pittsburg Landing, in a position naturaln of the numbers there. Grant felt safe at Shiloh, because he knew he was numerically stronger tlarge army; and the character of the ground at Shiloh made it a natural stronghold. The peril to Gr. Smith to his cause. That the strength of Shiloh has not been overstated is evinced by the evidman's historical raid, by Boynton, p. 29; also Shiloh, p. 22, by Colonel Worthington. I will nothey were capable of learning something, and at Shiloh received a lesson which rebuked their insolent he purposed to split the South, and that from Shiloh to Corinth was where he expected to drive his ng summary of his share in the campaign before Shiloh, in a letter published in the United States Se get together about 40,000 available troops at Shiloh. Appendix A. Memorandum.6276 a, G. 0[1 more...]
in time, some too late, to share in the glories of Shiloh. General Beauregard issued an eloquent appeal for of complete triumph opened to the Southern arms at Shiloh, and closed again by General Johnston's death. It tions of the President; 3. That he died bravely at Shiloh; 4. That he had a staff worthy of commendation. S of a major-general. He served with distinction at Shiloh, having been made by General Johnston his chief of , and the time during which he was in command, from Shiloh to Dalton, comprises the most eventful period of thame in sight of Cincinnati, and fought under him at Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, and Missiond to that officer whatever of glory might be won at Shiloh; but it was in no wise his intention to abdicate theneral Johnston with the idea of attacking Grant at Shiloh. But he must be mistaken. This was the purpose fodly as possible, and, before moving on the enemy at Shiloh, upward of thirty-five thousand men of all arms wer
ernmost route, known as the Ridge road, which, near Shiloh, led into another, known as the Bark road. Bivouac uninstructed as the troops who marched out against Shiloh. Field and staff officers, fresh from the countingponsibility for whatever was done or left undone at Shiloh. We have already seen his opinion on the natural seen repeatedly asserted that Grant was surprised at Shiloh, but the evidence to the contrary is incontrovertibtuation and transactions of the Federal army before Shiloh, as taken from their own writers. According to line, with its left resting on the Corinth road at Shiloh. The Third Brigade, under Colonel Hildebrand, stooere posted in an open field to the left and rear of Shiloh. Among the multitude of roads and cross-roads, t six miles. The arrangement of Grant's army at Shiloh has been subjected to very severe and probably justgly intrenched place. No Confederate who fought at Shiloh has ever said that he found any point on that blood
a victory lost p. 627 Beauregard's theory of Shiloh. his report. fatal order to retire. Jordan'ading Wood's brigades along the direct road to Shiloh, had the advantage of a ridge and of the most witnesses. General Bragg says, in a sketch of Shiloh, made for the writer: Contrary to the vin behind the Hamburg and Purdy road in rear of Shiloh. But they were not allowed to get away unmolemortal blow, that so impressed his officers at Shiloh. II.-mid-day. When the battle first bega etiquette, but there was terrible fighting at Shiloh. Grant spent Saturday night at Savannah. that effect. Wallace took the direct road to Shiloh; but, learning that Sherman had lost the Owl Cll this to mislead. Among the new recruits at Shiloh there were, of course, many skulkers. There a Bragg is still more explicit in his sketch of Shiloh, communicated to the writer. After discussing The omen of the name was to be fulfilled. At Shiloh, he whose right it is was about to prevail. B[2 more...]
le of Shiloh. United States troops engaged at Shiloh. I. The night of the 6th. I. The nle of Shiloh. United States troops engaged at Shiloh. Nightfall found the victorious Confederateed his troops a mile and a half to the rear of Shiloh. This is a mistake. Clark's division, now unf advance was along the road from Pittsburg to Shiloh, and through the adjacent country to the southn, this force fell back to the neighborhood of Shiloh, which it held till ordered to retreat. On Brigade had occupied McDowell's camps between Shiloh and Owl Creek, feasting and making themselves day as the salient — the point of a wedge at Shiloh, struggling with the heaviest masses of the So fight so audaciously on any other field as at Shiloh. It is the same on the Federal side; and bir steel. But the magnitude of the contest at Shiloh, and the tremendous issues at stake, the impet countrymen in front of the rude log chapel of Shiloh, especially when it is known that on Monday, f[5 more...]
Chapter 36: General Johnston in the grave. From Shiloh to New Orleans. sepulture and public sorrow. General Beation, written in pencil: General A. S. Johnston, C. S. A., Shiloh, April 6, 1862. On one corner some hand had written this: indicated by General Beauregard-viz., the battle-field of Shiloh. He moved, also, that the resolutions be so amended as to The remains of General Albert Sidney Johnston, who fell at Shiloh, were stopped in New Orleans, on their way to Texas, by thned the heads of his columns toward the memorable field of Shiloh. I will not repeat the details of that glorious battle: hument to perpetuate their memory. Perhaps the field of Shiloh will be chosen as the spot for its erection. Broad will bederate army, the victor and victim of the bloody field of Shiloh. The State of Texas had sent a committee for the purpoant John Crowley, who lost a hand at Belmont and an arm at Shiloh, and others who were maimed while serving under the deceas
gs are going, surely Albert Sidney Johnston at Shiloh will not be misinterpreted. Surely, there, hef. General Preston wrote : I felt at Shiloh, when your father fell, that our last hope of plied. Major Haydon, in his Rough notes on Shiloh, says: Thus fell one of the greatest genalways great — in action, greater still; as at Shiloh, where in penetrating the designs of the enemyeve, are dark hazel. Those of him who fell at Shiloh, while lighting his hosts to victory, were likpoke to him again. That mighty struggle at Shiloh came on. We saw him once in the dread carnage, character. Just before the main attack at Shiloh, a countryman, who had been intercepted betweehistorical society papers, says: Shiloh. Shiloh was a great misfortune. At the moment of his en Albert Sidney Johnston fell on the field of Shiloh. As soon after the war as she was permitted, y of the Confederate States, Who fell at Shiloh, Tennessee, On the sixth day of April, Eighteen hun[2 more...]
ommonwealth to hear and heed what is bitter, undisputed fact — the Confederate strategy since the Battle of Shiloh has been as successful as it has been superior. Taking the enemy's standpoint, and Writing when and where I do, I cannot possibly imagine how it could have been more eminent for perfection and success. Taking our stand-point, the stand-point of the Union's hopes and Halleck's fame, I cannot possibly imagine how it could have been more mortifyingly disastrous. If the attack at Shiloh was a surprise to General Grant, the evacuation of Corinth was no less a surprise to General Halleck. If the one ruined Grant, the other has laid out in pallid death the military name and fame of Major-General Halleck. The druggist says he was two weeks getting away. But aside from such testimony, could the army of Beauregard be removed so cleanly, and completely, and noiselessly, during a night, or day and night, or two days and two nights? Did it require the tremendous concussion of
co, or elsewhere. He had already crossed the river, and was camped at a place rejoicing in some dozen houses, and having Shiloh for its name. Johnston gathered every man he could, and marched out to give battle. We camped within five miles of ShilShiloh on Saturday night, April fifth, and could plainly see the long line of camp-fires. Our cavalry had been closer for many days before our arrival, and were noticed by the enemy, but not molested. Early next morning, (Sunday,) and long before dawn,ptember, 1861,) he was withdrawn from that State, and sent to reenforce the command of Sidney Johnston, in Tennessee. At Shiloh our line of battle marched in three divisions, Hardee commanding the first; and by his rapid, skilful movements, contribuapproached nearer to the enemy's camps, deployed columns, and commenced the attack. When about two miles distant from Shiloh, the enemy had seen us, and a general alarm was raised, with some appearance of confusion on one part of their line, tho
d out at discretion! Much comment, too, has been made in our army regarding this movement; it took the Confederacy by surprise; opinions differ materially, and it is said that the War Office blames Beauregard for allowing himself to be driven to any such necessity. I doubt this report, but let us reason the matter a little, though I am not aware of the opinions formed by military critics in Virginia regarding it. First. Why did B. fall back upon Corinth and fortify it, after the defeat at Shiloh? To protect communication by the two main roads intersecting there. Second. Was that object accomplished, or could he have done so by remaining there? No; the fall of Memphis gave all the roads north of Corinth to the enemy; they approached and threatened B.'s left along the western branch of the Mobile and Columbus road, which was unavoidable, and were manoeuvring on his right to gain the eastern section; Corinth was indefensible, and by falling back he protected the southern branches
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