Monthly Archives: March 2012

Monday, March 31, 1862

Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee I have instructions from General Grant to lead a mission to destroy Confederate batteries along the Tennesee River.  I will accompany one section of Captain Muench’s Minnesota Battery, with two twelve-pound howitzers, a detachment of Fifth Ohio Cavalry of … Continue reading

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Sunday, March 30, 1862

Camp Shiloh, Tennessee Some half dozen deserters from Corinth came into Pittsburg. One represents the number of troops there at seventy-five regiments, and the others say the whole number is usually represented at 80,000 men. They describe the discontent as … Continue reading

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Saturday, March 29, 1862

Camp Shiloh, Tennessee We have pickets out along all the roads toward Corinth where the rebels are gathering.  Our cavalry has found all the roads patrolled by enemy cavalry or pickets.  I continue to drill my troops who are mostly … Continue reading

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Friday, March 28, 1862

Camp Shiloh, Tennessee We learn from prisoners and Union sympathizers that thirteen trains, twenty cars each, recently arrived at Corinth from the South, loaded with troops.  The Rebels have ordered a draft and are impressing the men of Tennessee into … Continue reading

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Thursday, March 27, 1862

Camp Shiloh, Tennessee General Prentiss has arrived and is organizing the troops sent to him.  We anticipate that more troops will be sent to this camp in anticipation of an offensive on Corinth.  Many of the troops arriving are new … Continue reading

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Wednesday, March 26, 1862

Camp Shiloh, Tennessee Brigadier General B. M. Prentiss has arrived and reported for duty.  General Grant has assigned General Prentiss to command the unattached troops at Pittsburg, Tennessee. As fast as troops arrive they will be brigaded and brigades formed … Continue reading

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Tuesday, March 25, 1862

Camp Shiloh, Tennessee The Confederates under Sidney Johnston are concentrating their forces at Corinth, Mississippi about 22 miles out from our position.  Prisoners and locals tell us that troops are arriving by train from the East and other points.  We … Continue reading

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