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Shiloh - Morning Assault - 5:00am to 9:00am (April 2019)
Shiloh - Morning Assault - 5:00am to 9:00am (April 2019)

American Battlefield Trust's map of the Battle of Shiloh - Morning Assault

At daybreak on Sunday, April 6, three corps of Confederate infantry under Braxton Bragg, Leonidas Polk and William J. Hardee stormed out of the woods and swept into the southernmost Federal camps of Benjamin M. Prentiss’ division. Most of the men were unprepared for the onslaught, although Federal pickets were aware of the nearby Confederates but were ordered not to begin a fight. A detail under Colonel Everett Peabody from the 25th Missouri Infantry located the Confederate army at dawn, finding advance skirmishers of the Southern force less than a mile from the Union front

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