Friday, August 1, 2008

Nelson's Division

Fourth Division - Brigadier General William Nelson (OR Report)

Tenth Brigade - Colonel Jacob Ammen (OR Report)
6th Ohio (OR Report)
24th Ohio (OR Report)
36th Indiana (OR Report)

Nineteenth Brigade - Colonel William B. Hazen (OR Report)
6th Kentucky (OR Report)
9th Indiana (OR Report)
41st Ohio (OR Report)

Twenty-Second Brigade - Colonel Sanders D. Bruce (OR Report)
1st Kentucky (OR Report)
2d Kentucky (OR Report)
20th Kentucky (OR Report)

There will not be individual posts for brigades as there are no brigade monuments. Instead I will simply do posts for the regiments that have monuments.

From Reed's history of the battle:
The head of this division arrived opposite to Pittsburg Landing about 5 p.m., April 6, 1862. One brigade, Ammen's, crossed the river and parts of the Thirty-sixth Indiana and Sixth Ohio were engaged in the closing action of Sunday. At 9 p.m. the entire division had crossed the Tennessee River and formed along the north side of Dill Branch, where it bivouacked Sunday night with pickets across the branch. At 5:30 a.m. on the 7th the division advanced and at 7 a.m. formed on south side of the branch and awaited the completion of the line. At 8 a.m. it attacked the Confederates in the Peach Orchard. Mendenhall's battery with the right Terrill's battery with the left. The division gained the south side of the Peach Orchard at 2 p.m., the Confederates retiring. This closed the conflict on the left. The division remained in line until night and bivouacked with its left in Stuart's camps, its right near Prentiss's headquarters.

I cannot find a picture of Bruce. But he is a Kentucky Colonel named Sanders so I was thinking of putting a picture of a plate of fried chicken but instead I found his grave at

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