The Battle of Shiloh

Battle of Shiloh

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The Battle of Shiloh began early morning on April 6th of 1862 near a small church in southwestern Tennessee. Confederates were led by General Albert Sidney Johnston, while the Union was lead by General Ulysses S. Grant. Confederates planned a surprise attack against the Union, hoping to drive them away from the Tennesse river, but they were unsuccessful. Although the confederates were mostly winning the battle the first day, the Union soldiers won the battle. 100,000 men went to battle that day, and nearly 24,000 lost their lives. The battle of Shiloh was the bloodiest battle in American history up to that day. This news struck the nation, warning both sides that the war ahead of them would be very costly.

Online Sources:
"Battle of Shiloh." Wikipedia. 27 May 2009 <>.
"The Battle of Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing)" Civil War Home. 27 May 20009 <>.

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