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Lew Wallace at Shiloh

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  • wh_keene
    The question of Lew Wallace at Shiloh recently came up. There is an interesting set of correspondence that appears in the ORs after Wallace s battle report.
    Message 1 of 194 , May 31, 2002
      The question of Lew Wallace at Shiloh recently came up. There is an
      interesting set of correspondence that appears in the ORs after
      Wallace's battle report. The first items is a letter from Wallace to
      Halleck dated March of 1863 complaining about what he has heard is
      being said about him and reviews for Halleck his side of the story.
      Halleck then forwards this to Grant for comment and Grant replies by
      submitting statements of McPherson, Rawlins, and Rowely who were
      staff officers at Shiloh that dealt with Wallace during that day.
      Also included are letters from Wallace to Stanton in July of 1863
      requesting a Court of Inquiry in order to clear his name and again to
      Stanton in September 1863 requesting that his previous request be
      dropped. This set of correspondence gives the details of the
      complaints against Wallace and Wallace's own defense.

      Source: OR Volume X part I, pages 174-190.
    • wh_keene
      The question of Lew Wallace at Shiloh recently came up. There is an interesting set of correspondence that appears in the ORs after Wallace s battle report.
      Message 194 of 194 , May 31, 2002
        The question of Lew Wallace at Shiloh recently came up. There is an
        interesting set of correspondence that appears in the ORs after
        Wallace's battle report. The first items is a letter from Wallace to
        Halleck dated March of 1863 complaining about what he has heard is
        being said about him and reviews for Halleck his side of the story.
        Halleck then forwards this to Grant for comment and Grant replies by
        submitting statements of McPherson, Rawlins, and Rowely who were
        staff officers at Shiloh that dealt with Wallace during that day.
        Also included are letters from Wallace to Stanton in July of 1863
        requesting a Court of Inquiry in order to clear his name and again to
        Stanton in September 1863 requesting that his previous request be
        dropped. This set of correspondence gives the details of the
        complaints against Wallace and Wallace's own defense.

        Source: OR Volume X part I, pages 174-190.
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