I decided to Track Colonel Preston Pond Jr. of the confederate Army. Leader of the 38th Tennessee Infantry. According to the civil battlefields.org and secondary websites, he made quite the trek across the map. At first it was hard to read the maps from the April 6th battle, I had to read reports from people following Ponds Brigade. After reading these reports, it made analyzing the map so much easier. The report did a decent job in explaining what natural obstacles were in the way of their advance (Fields, Ponds and Buildings). This furthermore made me realize how much goes into historians dating back battle formations and where they went. I think it is hard for historians to find reliable sources and connecting all the reports together to make sure the reports match the maps and vise versa. Lastly, I really enjoyed looking into the maps and researching the battle and tracing the confederates colonels steps from dusk till dawn. It was very unique and Interesting to dig into. That being said according to my research, around 8am the morning of the first battle, Johnston ordered Pond to seize and hold the bridge over Owl Creek while the remainder of his brigade joined Ruggles advance towards Mcdowell field. Pond then occupied camps south of the shiloh church according to the map around the early afternoon. Later that day around 4pm Pond was ordered to charge up and break the federal line. He remained there till nightfall positioning his brigade less than a mile from the river at Owl Creek. Reports show that Pond suffered many casualties to the union and friendly fire due to awkward position on the battlefield.