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36367Wallace revisits Shiloh

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  • josepharose
    Jan 10, 2006
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      There is a newspaper report on Wallace's 1894 visit to the Shiloh
      battlefield.

      It states that Wallace took the wrong road, but didn't know whether
      the blame fell on Grant, his aides, or Wallace. It did note that
      Wallace "went over every foot of his march" and convinced the 2 or 3
      prominent officers and a surveyor that his troops marched 17 miles
      that day. That would be almost 2 1/2 miles per hour.

      He was marching toward the right of the army so, unless all of
      Wallace's aides and others who saw Baxter's written order at that time
      failed to notice the words "River Road" or something similar, the main
      criticisms against him seem to be unfounded.

      Joseph
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