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CHAPTER XII.

COLUMBUS: ISLAND NO. 10: PEA RIDGE.

Federal Strategy—Results—Columbus—Halleck's Dispatch—Gunboats—" That

Flag"—Rebel Strength—Gen. Pope—A Cavalry Skirmish—Capture of New

Madrid—Morgan's Gallant Brigade—Evacuation—Pope's Dispatch—"Island

No. 10"—Naval Bombardment—Buford's Dash on Union City—Col. Roberts'

Daring Exploit—Running Batteries—The Surrender—General Presentment—

Gen. Pope's Command—Battle of Pea Ridge—Incidents—Major-General Cur-

tis—Brigadier-General Eugene A. Carr—General Julius White—Col. Greu-

sel—Col. Post 216

CHAPTER XIII.

PITTSBURG LANDING — SHILOH.

General Statements—Illinois Interest in the Battle—The New Rebel Line—

Union Line—Force at Corinth—Galaxy of Generals—Change of Plan—Savan-

nah—Pittsburg Landing—The Fight Begun—Disposition of our Forces—Gen.

Johnston's Address—Rebel Corps—Skirmish of April 2d—Rebel Design—

Rebel Order of Battle—Sunday at half-past five—Rebel Mistake—Terrible

Charge—Prentiss', Sherman's, McClernand's and Wallace's Divisions—Grant

as to a Surprise—Wallace and Hurlbut—Wallace Falls—Disaster—A Lull—

Lew. Wallace and Buell—Webster's Guns—Another Conflict—The Enemy

Stayed—Sunday Night—Beauregard's Report—Monday Morning—Union Or-

der of Battle—The Fight Opens—Nelson's Advance—Terrill's Battery—Ori-

ginal Ground Recovered—Battle Ended—Whose the Victory ?—A Mourning

State—Relief—The Governor—Sanitary Stores—Grant's Official Report—

Prentiss' Report—Letter from Gen. Sherman 240

CHAPTER XXI.

BIOGRAPHICAL*

Life and Character of Gen. Kirk—His Law Studies—Entrance Upon the Mili-
tary Stage—On the Military Board of Examiners—Wounded at Shiloh—Trib-

PAGE.

utes of Gen. McCook and Buell—In Command at Louisville—Wounded at
Stone River—His Death—Character of Gen. Kirk—Col. Yon Trebra—Sketch
of His Life—Col. Sheridan P. Read—Killed at Stone River—Col. George W,
Roberts—His Important Services—Fell with His Face to the Foe—Colonel
Joseph R. Scott—The Nationol Cadets—His Military Knowledge—Organiza-
tion of the 19th—The Left Was Saved, but Scott Was Lost Z11

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