36367Wallace revisits Shiloh
- Jan 10, 2006There is a newspaper report on Wallace's 1894 visit to the Shiloh
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.
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