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  1. Ozzy

    Whitelaw Reid

    Here are a series of questions, posed as statements -- either True or False -- regarding the career of Cincinnati Gazette reporter Whitelaw Reid and his 19,000-word, un-edited version of "The Great Battle of Pittsburg Landing" [link to article below]: "The Great Battle of Pittsburg Landing" was the first and only report written by Reid in vicinity of Savannah/Pittsburg Landing: [T or F]. Whitelaw Reid claims in the above article that he awoke on the morning of April 6th 1862 in Lew Wallace's camp at Crump's Landing: [T or F]. It is Reid's claim that W.T. Sherman's Division received the first assault of the Rebel army on the morning of April 6th: [T or F]. According to Whitelaw Reid's article, General Grant arrived at Pittsburg Landing, Day One, before 8am: [T or F]. From the above article, it is clear that Reid's "Hero of Shiloh" was not Sherman, Prentiss or Wallace: it was the man who "invested the golden minutes that counted," Colonel Joseph Webster [True or False]. Bonus: After filing his report and spending a week in Cincinnati, Whitelaw Reid returned to Pittsburg Landing and {along with thirty other reporters and sketch artists) covered General Halleck's operation against Corinth. On completion of this duty, Reid was awarded with assignment as the Cincinnati Gazette's Correspondent for Washington, D.C. But in Autumn 1862 Reid returned to the field to cover General Buell's Kentucky Campaign; and he returned to the field, again, in 1863 to cover Gettysburg [True or False]. Not as easy as it looks... Ozzy Reference: http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SDU18620521&e=-------en--20--1--txt-txIN--------1 "The Great Battle of Pittsburg Landing" by Agate [Whitelaw Reid] found in Sacramento Daily Union of May 21st 1862 pages 2 and 3. [Thanks to Hank for finding this uncut version of Whitelaw Reid's Shiloh account.]
  2. On April 9th 1862, a much-anticipated report detailing events at the recent Battle of Shiloh began making its way to the newspapers of the North. Written by Major General Grant, the concise description of that bloody engagement is below presented, as it appeared in the Coudersport, Pennsylvania weekly, The Potter Journal of Wednesday 23 APR 1862. Filling most of two printed columns (on page 2, beginning column 4) and titled, "Battle at Pittsburg: Official Report of Gen'l Grant," this published account is as close as Ulysses S. Grant ever got to an Official Report. Click on the below image, and zoom in... [provided by Chronicling America, a project of the Library of Congress.] If the expanded image is unclear, try this direct link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86081096/1862-04-23/ed-1/ (and select Page 2).
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