The Battle of Pittsburg Landing
"No.686. -- BATTLE OF PITTSBURG LANDING -- The gunboats Taylor [sic] and Lexington shelling the woods back of the landing, in support of the last line of defence of the National troops."
This depicts the situation late in the day on 6 April 1862. Grant's Army of the Tennessee has been compressed into a tight perimeter around Pittsburg Landing. Meanwhile, Don Carlos Buell's Army of the Ohio is being ferried across from the opposite bank, with William "Bull" Nelson's 4th Division in the vanguard. This included the 2nd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Regiment, which took position on the high ground overlooking the Landing, facing the Confederates on the south side of the Dill Branch ravine.