Prelude to Battle of Pittsburg Landing or Battle of Shiloh

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Prelude to Battle of Pittsburg Landing or Battle of Shiloh - greatly alarmed! at the appearance fleet had...
greatly alarmed! at the appearance fleet had fired the cotton to prevent the Lincolaites from getting it TAKING PRISONERS SHARP PRACTICE IN PICK ET1NG. ThrcuBhout the day Gen. Wallace kept scouting parties oat around the position of his infantry. The results results of their labor were the capture of three rebel pri vates ana one captain, and ascertaining tnai uen. uueai ham, with a force that when all concentrated, amounted to full 15,000, had marched from Purdy tbe day before to take possession of the very landing at which we bad disembarked, disembarked, (where a high bluff gave a splendid position for artillery to command tne river;, ana tnai, ioueu in this by our arrival, be was then lying within four and a half miles of our position. Our brigades were kept con stantly changing their places; and a tne reoei scouts eoald make anything of Gen. Wallace's dispositions or numbers they must have possessed extraordinary powers for combinations. The rebel captain was taKen by a Yankee ruse mat must have a truck faun as exceedingly nncnivainc tie whi oat on nleket dntv. One of our scouU came suddenly upon him at a point where two of his pickets were posted. Fortunately the seont was quick-witted, or the capture might have been on the other side. ' Who are you r he boldly inquired Of the urst rebel ne reaenea, "rmarfeket" " Weil, so am I. hut a little off my post looking around for the Yankees." " Where is your 'iwav irem it." " Come this wav and ITI show you." re sponded the scout The moment he got out of sight of tbe two privates he quietly Informed the officer that he was a picket on the othe side, and would have to take him aleag : And ne actually marcnea tne capiam in, sword, pistols, shoulder-straps and all. GEN. CHEATHAM PERTURBED. Sec. Cheatham was so astonished by our unaccounta ble denwHutratfona that be never dreamed of attacxHIg us, and actually burnt a little bridge between the post tiona to urevent ui from attacking him. Having FuccMsfully performed all that was required of him, Gen. Wallace started back to the boats about eleven e'eioek at night The rains were over, and the boys bad a beautiful moonlight march back. By two o'clock they were all aboard, and turned in for the night after severe doty for tatrty-ftlx bouts in succession. . is

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  1. Memphis Daily Appeal,
  2. 05 Apr 1862, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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