Gen. Halleck: “You will … take position on the right in front of Shiloh Church”

Apr 23, 1862 Received order from Gen. Halleck, “You will advance with Your Command tomorrow and take position on the right in front of Shiloh Church, your right resting on Owl Creek.  You will guard the Bridge and ford over this Creek and send out Cavalry to reconnoiter the road to Purdy.  Strong Guards will be kept up in front of your position.”

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 5, p 71

O.R., I, x, part 2, 117-18

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