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After Shiloh

After the Battle of Shiloh, Major General Henry W. Halleck, commander of Union forces in the West, was so upset at Grant’s performace and the awful casualties at Shiloh, assumed field command and put Major General George H. Thomas in command of … Continue reading

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Shiloh

On April 12, 1862, a friend of Jefferson Patterson, John Jones, wrote Jefferson a letter about his son’s participation in the Battle of Shiloh.  The son, 1st Lieutenant Frank Jones, was a member of the 13th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company K.  The … Continue reading

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William Writes After the Battle of Shiloh

On April 10, 1862, William Patterson wrote his mother to report that he was “in the land of the living” after the Battle of Shiloh.  In his short letter he reports that “dead and wounded are all over a field … Continue reading

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