On this day in the Civil War, General Henry Halleck leads Union forces at Corinth, Mississippi against a Confederate army led by General P.G.T. Beauregard. General Halleck assumed command of Grant’s army one month earlier after the Battle of Shiloh.

General Halleck’s nickname was “Old Brains”.

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General Henry Halleck

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)

 

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