USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence. O. R., I, x, part 1, 114. Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand prepared a lengthy report of the battle of Shiloh, dated April 24, for USG. LS, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Union Battle Reports; copies, ibid.; McClernand Papers, IHi. O. R., I, x, part 1, 114-23. On April 27, McClernand wrote to USG. "Herewith you will find my report of the part taken by my Division, at the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, on the 6th & 7th Inst. My engineer being wounded, I am unable to furnish drawings illustrative of the movements of my command during the Battle. The commanders of two of the threeBrigades forming my division having changed as often as three times by the casualties of the I am unable at present to send you such Brigade reports as would be desiriable" Copies, McClernand Papers, IHi. On May 1, USG wrote to Capt. John C. Kelton. "Herewith I enclose report of Maj Genl J A. McClernand which he wishes to substitue for the report forwarded two days ago. The remarks made on that report are applicable to this one also." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 88; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence.
Head Quarters, Army of the Tenn.
Pittsburgh, April 28th 1862.
MAJOR. GEN. J. A. MCCLERNAND.
COMMDG 1ST DIVISION.
Move yourentire command tomorrow forward to the Point where Gen. Smith 1 had the skirmish on the 24th inst. You will recognize the place by a white frame house on the right of the Corinth road. This is a permanent move of your camp.
On arrival throw out guards on all the approaches, and as soon as possible repair the roads in front of you as far as practicable, and build bridges over the runs.
Leave orders for your Cavalry to follow as soon as they return. Take with you all the sick that can be moved. The remainder may be left with proper Medical attendance in Hospital where they areSherman's & Davies' Division will follow you.
I am, Gen, Very Respectfully,
Your Obt Servant.
U. S. GRANT.