Confederate Retreat


        On April 7th, as the Union army was slowly overwhelming the retreating Confederate army,  Confederate commander General P.G.T. Beauregard  organized a counterattack through this small wet weather pond which halted the Union advance, but failed to actually break the Union lines.  After his final attack failed to take the battlefield from the Federals, Beauregard withdrew the remainder of his army to Corinth, Mississippi.  This pond should not be confused with the larger and more famous "bloody" pond east of this location which also featured prominently in the final day of the battle.