We all know about Jacob Ammen's impressive effort, wading his men across a flood-affected Duck Creek to march them to Savannah, where the unit arrived on April 5th: the first Brigade from the Army of the Ohio to join Grant... right?
No. There was another brigade from Buell's Army that joined Grant, prior to Ammen; and it fought during the Battle of Shiloh, too.
Whose brigade was it?
Hint: Yes, this is a trick question.
Well done, Hank!
The answer is indeed the '13th Brigade,' which was assigned to Grant's Army at Fort Donelson (under command of Colonel Cruft); the brigade operated with the same mix of regiments at Shiloh (but Cruft was replaced by Lauman.) The 44th Indiana is the regiment that gained highest praise from the Philadelphia Press, for performance with Hurlbut's Division on Sunday. [Hugh Reed, colonel of the 44th Indiana, had been placed under arrest by Grant in the