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    CONFEDERATE GAITERS FROM BATTLE OF SHILOH, WITH PAINTED PROVENANCE "LOUISIANA ZOUAVE" 1862. Shiloh, battle of, April 6 & 7, 1862, one of the great battles of the American Civil War. The battle took its name from Shiloh Church, a meeting house 3 miles south west of Pittsburgh Landing, which was a community in Hardin Co., Tenn., 9 miles south of Savannah on the West bank of the Tennessee River. After the fall of Fort Donelson to the Union army, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant advanced up the Tennessee River and established headquarters for his Army of the Tennessee (some 40,000 men) at Savannah. Five divisions were placed in the vicinity of Pittsburgh Landing and one at Crump's Landing, 5 miles north. Meanwhile, General Buell, commanding the Army of the Ohio (35,000 men), was marching West from Nashville to join Grant and crush the Confederate army at Corinth, Miss., a strategic railway point. Gen. A. S. Johnston, about to make a stand after leading the retreat from original Confederate positions in the west, commanded the army at Corinth (40,000 men), with Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard second in command. Johnston's plan was to defeat Grant before Buell could arrive. He moved to attack on April 3, but because of delay in the 20 mile advance to the Union front, it was not until early on April 6, that his troops fell upon the enemy near Shiloh Church.

    These Gaiters where from that battle. Inscribed on leather gaiters; Taken off a dead Louisana (Louisiana) Zouave 2-30. P. M. Apr. 6th 1862, Bat' of Shiloh. Very rare Confederate item form the battle field.


    Provenance:Michael Kramer Collection.

    Condition: Very Fine, some separation on one Gaiter


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    December, 2007
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