Battle of Shiloh - Overview Introduction:
It was fought over two days from April 6 to April 7 in It took place in southwestern Tennessee and it was the first major battle to take place in the western theater of war.
Battle of Shiloh by Thure de Thulstru Who were the leaders? The Union army was led by Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Don Carlos Buell. These victories secured Kentucky for the Union and forced the Confederate army under General Johnston to retreat from western Tennessee. General Grant decided to set up camp at Pittsburg Landing on the banks of the Tennessee River where he waited for reinforcements from General Buell and spent time training his new soldiers.
He decided to surprise attack Grant before the two Union armies could join together. He was afraid that once the armies joined together, they would be too big and strong for his much smaller army. Many of the soldiers from both sides were new recruits and the Union lines quickly broke. The initial attack of the Confederates was very successful.
It took a day of fierce fighting, but by the evening of April 6th, the Union soldiers had reestablished lines of defense.
The Confederates had won the day, but not the battle. General Johnston is Killed Despite the great success of the Confederate army on the first day of the battle, they did suffer one great loss in that General Albert Johnston was killed on the battlefield.
Beauregard took command of the Confederate troops. The Confederates continued to attack and fight until Beauregard realized that they were hopelessly outnumbered and ordered his soldiers to retreat.
Results The Union army had around 66, soldiers versus the Confederates 45, By the end of the two days of fighting the Union had suffered 13, casualties including 1, dead.
The Confederates had suffered 10, casualties and 1, dead. At the time the Battle of Shiloh was fought, it was the costliest battle in terms of casualties and deaths in American history.
Grant was initially blamed for the Union army not being prepared for the Confederate attack and many people wanted him to be removed from command.
President Lincoln, however, defended him saying "I cannot spare this man; he fights". Grant had other ideas saying "Retreat?
I propose to attack at daylight and whip them.
Listen to a recorded reading of this page: Your browser does not support the audio element.Reed, a veteran of the Battle of Shiloh and the first historian of the Shiloh National Military Park, was tabbed to write the official history of the battle, and this book was the result.
Reed wrote a short, concise history of the fighting and included quite a bit of other valuable information in the pages that followed.
SHILOH This, the second great battle in the American Civil War, also called the battle of Pittsburg Landing, was fought on the 6th-7th of April between the Union forces under Grant and Buell and the Confederates under A.
S. Johnston and Beauregard. Battle of Ebenezer - destruction of Shiloh Following the battle of Ebenezer (~ BC) Shiloh was burnt and destroyed. The excavators found a huge (1m) destruction layer dated to this period.
I played as the Union on Shiloh. Had a great time but it was way too easy on normal difficulty. Historically Shiloh was a Union victory, but it was a very close thing that nearly ended in a disaster for the Union.
Even as a victory the battle was highly controversial in the North due to the high. Shiloh had cost the lives of 3, Americans amid a total of 23, casualties.
More than , men had fought at Shiloh, and the carnage amounted to the greatest devastation known on the American continent to that date. The Battle of Shiloh had set a new, bloody standard for the world to contemplate. I played as the Union on Shiloh.
Had a great time but it was way too easy on normal difficulty. Historically Shiloh was a Union victory, but it was a very close thing that nearly ended in a disaster for the Union. Even as a victory the battle was highly controversial in the North due to the high.