Skip to comments.Buell and Grant Surprise the Rebels at Shiloh
Posted on 04/07/2012 6:16:18 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
April 7, 1862 (Monday) Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee
General Grant tried to sleep, first under a tree near his men and then in a cabin that he found already occupied with the wounded. Through the night, Union transports and reinforcements arrived at Pittsburg Landing, bringing 25,000 much-needed men. Grant was certain that his line could withstand a Confederate attack. In fact, he was so certain, that he wanted to go on the offensive.
Meanwhile, General Beauregard, now the sole commander of the Confederate Army of Mississippi, slept in General Shermans tent, the former owner vacating it as the Rebels attacked the previous day. He had reported to President Davis a complete victory, but gave no clue as to how he would follow it up come morning. He had no idea that Union General Buells Army of the Ohio had joined Grants Army of the Tennessee. His army was scattered, disassociated and worn out. His plan must have been to attack as he took no precautions to defend against a Union assault. He believed he had Grant exactly where he wanted him. And he was wrong.
As the rains fell over friend and foe alike, Grant arrayed his men. He did not, however, command the entire Union force...
(Excerpt) Read more at civilwardailygazette.com ...
Over 100,000 white Southern Unionists served in the Union army.
"Statistics indicate other Southerners ability to cool white Confederates ardor; and the numbers illuminate but the tip of the iceberg.
Southern blacks supplied close 150,000 Union soldiers and sailors (northern free blacks provided another 50,000).
Border South whites added 200,000 and Confederate state whites 100,000 soldiers to Union troop strength.
The resulting total of 450,000 Southerners who wore Union blue, half as many as the 900,000 Southerners who wore Confederate gray, replaced every one of the Federals 350,000 slain men and supplied 100,000 more men besidesa number greater than the usual size of Robert E. Lees main Confederate army.
White Confederates developed no such replacements for their mounting casualties; and in addition, anti-Confederate Southerners piled on psychological, economic, and geographic burdens that ultimately helped flatten white Confederates resiliency."
William W. Freehling, The South Vs. The South : How Anti-Confederate Southerners Shaped the Course of the Civil War
My mother worked in Maryland for the Montgomery County Public Schools, whose first director was a confederate Calvary Officer that died in the 1910's the name was Anderson I think.
central_va: "If it wasnt for the South the USA would be a socialist/communist country by now."
Our Neo-Confederates like to blame ole' Abe Lincoln for most everything bad since, but in truth, the Federal Government remained much the same (i.e., 2% of GDP) until the early 1900s Progressive Era.
Its growth from our Founders' Original Intent to today's monstrosity happened in four major lurches:
And our now solidly Conservative South voted and cheered for all of this, until Lyndon Johnson made clear that they were not to be the main beneficiaries of Washington's largess.
The statement stands on its own merits, and everyone knows it to be true. A divided country North and South, if it happened 150 years ago - by now the North would at best be a Euro Socialist state. Denying that will make you sound like an idiot.
The "Great Society" programs were enacted in 1965. The asshat jerk didn't even try to run for reelection and it wasn't just because he screwed up in Vietnam.
No doubt that's true -- Maryland, Western Virginia, Kentucky and Missouri, to name a few, all supplied substantial troops to the Confederate Army.
How many they supplied, and what percentages went South versus North is probably debatable.
Somewhere I saw numbers for Maryland suggesting two served the Union for every one in the Confederate Army -- or more-or-less the reverse of Confederate states like Tennessee and North Carolina.
As for more sympathetic "Doughface" Northern states, like Pennsylvania, Indiana and Illinois -- I've never seen numbers, if there are any, on Confederate troops from those areas.
Enlistment records in the South were not bad as I understand it, it is just that all the data was stored in Richmond with no duplicates anywhere and it all went up in flames.
You can leave any time you want. Try France. I hear they have good food there.
"The statement stands on its own merits, and everyone knows it to be true...
Denying that will make you sound like an idiot."
The USA already is a socialist/communist country, to a larger and larger degree each decade, as our politicians (sadly not all of them Democrats) figure out more and more ways to defeat the Constitution's limitations on the size and power of Federal Government.
Our only consolation used to be that we could at least say, "we are not as socialist/communistic as, say, Russia or China or Western Europe.
But today there are lots of countries all over the world who score higher on the "freedom scale" than we do.
In the latest report we rank #10 in "economic freedom" behind:
In addition, another 20 countries score roughly as well as we do, including most of Western Europe.
Point is: we don't have to become much more socialist/communistic to reach the levels of many European Union countries.
We're almost there now.
So I'd suggest that the South's alleged ability to anchor us to Conservatism is perhaps overrated?
How about we expel New England from the Union? California too. There, how’s that?
You think like a statist and have no understanding of regional differences and states rights. You are indeed a son of Abraham (Lincoln not the old testament one)
Christ sake you never give up, do you? Living in America isn’t good enough for you? Why don’t you leave and find some place else to live. I’m sure your parents would like to do something else with the basement.
I deserve to have better countrymen than you. I was born in a better America, I deserve a better America, my descendants born and unborn deserve better. And no I never give up butt munch.
“I deserve’’.. It’s all about you isn’t it? You’re like the “Occupy’’ bunch. Who the hell are you to think you deserve a ‘’better’’ anything. You’re pathetic you little Johnny Reb wanna-be. F**king cry-baby is all you are. “I deserve better countryman’’. Where did you learn crap like that?
From reading posts like yours. Your standards for a republic and tolerance for statism are much higher than mine.
This seems to be the natural inclination of a butt kisser personality.
Ya... France would be a good spot for you. They hate the United States too.
Is that all you got? Yawn.
It’s courteous to post links.
I guess it is startin’ again. I make one comment and the Lincoln Coven feeding frenzy begins.
I have a love for this country and all 50 states. You have only hate for it.
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