Battle of Shiloh
I think Beauregard Called off the battle at the end of the First Day at Shiloh because he wanted a victory in his name, and if he had won the battle that day it would be known as Albert Sidney Johnston's Victory not his.
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- --- In email@example.com, Jfepperson@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 2/18/2003 12:33:41 PM Eastern Standard Time,wh_keene@y... writes:
>The ravine for Tilghman branch is pretty significant. There is a
> > Can someone refresh my memory: was Pond's final assault
> > across Dill Creek or Tillman Branch?
> Pond fought on the CS left which means he was in front
> of Sherman and McClernand, which means his final assault
> would have been over Tilghman Branch.
dirt road, not open to public vehicles, that runs north away from a
point near the Corinth Rd-Purdy intersection ( behind SHerman;s HQ.)
Walking this way takes you through Jones field, then you drop down
into the ravine. It's a pretty good climb back up. I remember some
markers there, and some burial sites, I'm foggy on the specifics, but
I believe Sherman/McClernand made a stand along the ravine, and then
pulled back closer to the Hanburg-Savannah road. Pond, IIRC, got
hammered trying to cross a field just east of the ravine.
Another feature relevant to "attacking across a stream" is the Shiloh
branch that fronted Sherman's right. This is not a particularly deep
ravine, more like a dip, much, much less of an obstacle than Dill or
Tilgman. My recollection is that the thick canebrake and swampiness
described in the ORs is no longer present. Sherman held this
position against repeated frontal assaults, notably by Pat Cleburne's
brigade, but it was not seriously threatened from the front. Rather
the falling back of Prentiss, and then Sherman's left side brigade
(Hildebrand) allowed the rebs to flank the position.