Shiloh, the Only Correct Military History of U.S. Grant and the Missing Army Records

Shiloh, the Only Correct Military History of U.S. Grant and the Missing Army Records

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... the picket lines, we found General Sherman there, with infantry and artillery in line of battle, caused by the heavy firing of the enemy on us. General Sherman asked me what was up. I told him I had met and fought the advance of Beauregard's army; that he was advancing on us. General Sherman said it could not be possible. Beauregard was not such a fool as to leave his base of operations at Corinth and attack us in ours. "On Saturday the 5th Ohio volunteer cavalry moved their camp to the 4th division, General Hurlbut, and the 4th Illinois cavalry took our places with General Sherman's division." Major Ricker does not state that the 4th Ohio volunteer cavalry were moved very early Saturday morning, and that the 4th Illinois cavalry did not come in till late in the eveening of Saturday, the 5th, so that the Union front had no cavalry scouts out that day or night, the 5th. The object of removing Ricker's cavalry was of course to quiet the suspicions of the enemy as to our alertness on the one hand, and prevent the Union troops from getting information on the other. But not only the cavalry scouts, but three out of the four batteries of Sherman's artillery, were moved back on the morning of the 5th. Two of these batteries were returned at dark to a point eighty rods in rear of Sherman's center; but that of the second brigade, detached some two miles to the left, was not returned at all, though the position of the brigade was commanded by the heights above Lick creek, from which this brigade bore the brunt of an artillery attack the morning of the battle. So that, so far as guards and defenses were concerned no army was ever more completely exposed to attack than this Army of the Tennessee till attacked at 6 or 7 o'clock the next day, 6th more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236598377
  • 9781236598370