gen. on April 12, 1862. See Grady McWhiney, Braxton Bragg and Confederate
Defeat (New York and London, 1969), I, chaps. x-xi.
John C. Breckinridge of Ky., educated at Centre College, the College of
New Jersey, and Transylvania College, practiced law and won a reputation as an
orator. He was elected as a Democrat to the U. S. House of Representatives in
1851, served as U. S. Vice President 1857-61, and was nominated for President
by the Southern Democrats in 1860. When Ky. neutrality ended, Breckinridge left
a seat in the U. S. Senate and was confirmed as C. S. A. brig. gen. on Nov. 21, 1861.
After commanding the Reserve Corps at Shiloh, Breckinridge was confirmed as
maj. gen. on April 18, 1862.
Thomas L. Livermore assessed U. S. casualties as 1,754 killed, 8,408
wounded, 2,885 missing. C. S. A. casualties were 1,723 killed, 8,012 wounded,
959 missing. Numbers & Losses in the Civil War in America: 1861-65 (Blooming-
ton, Ind., 1957), pp. 79-80. On April 8, information about battle losses was still
incomplete. On that day, Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand wrote twice to Capt.
John A. Rawlins, and Maj. Mason Brayman also wrote twice to Rawlins, reporting
the discovery of additional wounded of both sides and the taking of prisoners.
Copies, McClernand Papers, IHi. On April 9, McClernand wrote to USG to
report the capture of three more prisoners. ADfS, ibid.
General Orders No. 35Head Quarters Dist of West Tenn
Pittsburgh April 9th 1862GEN ORDERS No 35.
|i. ||All persons are prohibited from passing beyond the Pickets
without special authority from these [Headqu]arters, or on duty
as herinafter specially provided|
|ii. ||Officers so offending will be arrested and charges prefered against them. Enlisted men will be confined and charged
|iii. ||Citizens attempting to pass in or out without proper
authority will be arrested and sent before the Provost Marshall,
Col E Wood,
1 office near the landing.|
|iv. ||Pickets, or out guards, of Cavalry will be stationed on
all the approaches to camp, under the supervision of Division
commanders, each guarding their own front and one half of the
space on each side.|
|v. ||A cavalry force will be sent out each day, from each |
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Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April 1 - August 31, 1862.
Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press.
Place of publication: Carbondale, IL.
Publication year: 1973.
Page number: 28.
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