Grant's Last Line


On April 6th, while Confederate forces pounded the Hornet's Nest further south, General Grant formed a defensive line along the ridge seen in the foreground of the above picture. The line of artillery (pictured below) Grant set up stretched from this point to an area a half-mile west.  Grant's last line roughly corresponds with the modern day Pittsburg Landing Park Road.  

On the morning of April 7th, a massive Union counterattack consisting of almost 50,000 troops was launched from this line, and would sweep forward and push the remaining Confederates further south.