History of the Forty-Eighth Ohio Vet. Vol. Inf. Giving a Complete Account of the Regiment from Its Organization at Camp Dennison, O., in October, 1861, to the Close of the War, and Its Final Muster-out, May 10, 1866: Including All Its Marches, Camps, Battles, Battle-scenes, Skirmishes, Sieges, Bivouacs, Picketing, Foraging, and Scouting; with Its Capture, Prison Life and Exchange : Embracing Also, an Account of the Escape and Re-capture of Major J.A. Bering and Lieut. W.J. Srofe, and the Closing Events of the War in the Trans-Mississippi Dep't
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Page 31 - AM, I saw the glistening bayonets of heavy masses of infantry to our left front, in the woods beyond the small stream alluded to, and became satisfied for the first time, that the enemy designed a determined attack on our whole camp.
Page 34 - It rained hard during the night, but our men were in good spirits, lay on their arms, being satisfied with such bread and meat as could be gathered at the neighboring camps, and determined to redeem on Monday the losses of Sunday. At daylight of Monday I received General Grant's orders to advance and recapture our original camps.
Page 32 - Appier's and Mungen's — had already disappeared to the rear, and Hildebrand's own regiment was in disorder. I therefore gave orders for Taylor's battery — still at Shiloh — to fall back as far as the Purdy and Hamburg road, and for McDowell and Buokland to adopt that road as their new line.
Page 36 - My division was made up of regiments perfectly new, nearly all having received their muskets for the first time at Paducah. None of them had ever been under fire or beheld heavy columns of an enemy bearing down on them as they did on last Sunday. To expect of them the coolness and steadiness of older troops would be wrong.
Page 33 - McClernand's right, checking his advance; when General McClernand's division made a fine charge on the enemy and drove him back into the ravines to our front and right. I had a clear field, about two hundred yards wide, in my immediate front, and contented myself with keeping the enemy's infantry at that distance during the rest of the day.
Page 33 - He struggled most determinedly, but, finding him pressed, I moved McDowell's brigade directly against the left flank of the enemy, forced him back some distance, and then directed the men to avail themselves of every cover — trees, fallen timber, and a wooded valley to our right. We held this position for four long hours, sometimes gaining and at others losing ground; General McClernand and myself acting in perfect concert, and struggling to maintain this line.
Page 32 - Hamburgh road, and for McDowell and Buckland to adopt that road as their new line. I rode across the angle, and met Behr's battery at the cross-roads, and ordered it immediately to come into battery, action right. Captain Behr gave the order, but he was almost instantly shot from his horse, when drivers and gunners fled in disorder, carrying off the caissons, and abandoning five out of six guns without firing a shot.