Monthly Archives: April 2012

Wednesday April 30, 1862

Between Shiloh, Tennessee and Corinth, Mississippi As requested by General Halleck I am reporting my postion. HEADQUARTERS, Camp No. 2, April 30, 1862. Major JOHN A. RAWLINS, Assistant Adjutant-General: SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your … Continue reading

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Wednesday April 30, 1862

Between Shiloh, Tennessee and Corinth, Mississippi General Halleck is changing the structure of his command.  General Grant will be second in Command and General Thomas will replace General Grant as my superior officer. SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE … Continue reading

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Wednesday April 30, 1862

Camp No. 1, Between Shiloh, Tennessee and Corinth, Mississippi I issued the following orders to my troops: ORDERS, HDQRS. FIFTH DIV., ARMY OF THE TENN., No. 23. Camp No. 1, April 30, 1862. The officers and men of this division must … Continue reading

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Tuesday April 29, 1862

Camp Shiloh, Tennessee The rainy weather has swollen the creeks and is interfering with our progress.  General McClernand has halted his Division on this East side of the branch of Lick Creek which empties into the main stream near Strattoon. … Continue reading

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Tuesday April 29, 1862

Camp Shiloh, Tennessee General Halleck is concerned about communication in his command.  He wants to be assured that his orders are being carried out and that his commanders are reporting the location of their troops at all times. No. 49. … Continue reading

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Tuesday April 29, 1862

Camp Shiloh, Tennessee Supplies are expected to be difficult to obtain on the march to Corinth, especially forage for the horses.  We are asked to send in all horses that are not necessary. GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, … Continue reading

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Monday April 28, 1862

Camp Shiloh, Tennessee General Halleck has issued orders for the Corinth Campaign: SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, No. 31. Pittsburg Landing, April 28, 1862. I. The troops on the Tennessee River will retain their present organization of … Continue reading

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