Publisher:Indianapolis :Indiana Historical Society Press,2010.
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The Hoosier boy becomes a soldier -- First service: spring and summer 1861 -- Winter of discontent, Paducah, 1861-62 -- Doing his duty with honor -- Waiting: Lew Wallace at Crump's Landing, March-April 1862 -- The fog of war: April 6, 1862 -- Death and destruction: April 7, 1862 -- Aftermath -- Slow march to the "great, intolerant rebel city" : April through June 1862 -- Summer 1862: "my very great mistake" -- Opportunities: August-September 1862 -- Managing "hell": Camp Chase, September 1862 and beyond -- President of the Buell Commission: November 1862 to May 1863 -- "Nothing doing": spring 1863 to March 1864 -- Assignment: the Middle Department, 1864 -- "His will is the law": Middle Department commander, March 1864-July 1865 -- Monocacy: Horatius at the bridge -- The battle: July 9, 1864 -- Consequences -- Texas and the Mexican connection, 1865 -- Two trials: April to November 1865 -- Success and Shiloh.
Thirty-two years after the battle of Shiloh, Lew Wallace returned to the battlefield, mapping the route of his April 1862 march. Ulysses S. Grant, Wallace's commander at Shiloh, expected Wallace and his Third Division to arrive early in the afternoon of April 6. Wallace and his men, however, did not arrive until nightfall, and in the aftermath of the bloodbath of Shiloh Grant attributed Wallace's late arrival to a failure to obey orders. By mapping the route of his march and proving how and where he had actually been that day, the sixty-seven-year-old Wallace hoped to remove the stigma of ""Sh.