36455Re: Wallace revisits Shiloh
- Jan 11, 2006--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tony Gunter" <tony_gunter@y...>
> A brief tangent here, and I ask these questions without the benefit
> having my books available: did Wallace not have a cavalry escort forYes.
> his HQ?
> Was a cavalry detachment watching the road towards Purdy?Yes. In response to his discussion with Grant on the morning of the
6th, Wallace ordered his cavalry to scout towards Purdy (along the
road to Crump's Ldg.) to ensure that he wasn't the target of the
Confederate attack. Bear in mind that several days earlier he had
expressed concern to Grant about just that possibility and that was
what prompted Grant to order WHL Wallace to support Lew Wallace if
> IfYes to both. In fact, when Rowley found Wallace the afternoon of the
> so, were they attached to Wallace in any way? Could he have issued
> orders to them, if he had seen the need?
6th, Wallace's column had stopped to allow his cavalry to scout ahead
of the Clear Creek position to which Wallace had marched.
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