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Hardee describes an attack on Confederate forces by Union cavalry and infantry, just before the Battle of Shiloh.

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Camp near Mickey's

April 4, 1862

General:

The Cavalry & Infy of the enemy attacked Colo Clanton's regiment which was posted as I before informed you about 500 or 600 yards in advance of my lines. Colo Clanton retired & the enemy's cavalry followed until they came near our infy & Arty when they were gallantly repulsed with slight loss.

Very Rsply,

W.J. Hardee

Maj Gen

Genl Braxton Bragg

Chief of Staff

Creation Date

4-4-1862

County

Hardin County

State/Province

Tennessee

Country

United States

Creator Life Dates

1815-1873

Keywords

William J. Hardee, William Hardee, Braxton Bragg, cavalry, infantry, artillery, Battle of Shiloh, Shiloh, Tennessee

Resource Identifier

070427-08

Date Digital

8-27-2014

Document Type

Manuscript

Disciplines

American Studies | History | Military History | United States History

Publisher

Wofford College

Language

En-us

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Letter reporting military engagement, from William J. Hardee to Braxton Bragg, April 4, 1862.

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