Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Civil War Battle of Shiloh

The Battle of Shiloh was also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, fought in Hardin County, Tennessee on April 6-7, 1862. THANK YOU WIKEPEDIA! It is considered a major battle in the Western Theater. The Confederate Army won the first day and the Union won the second day in what was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. In the end the entire 2 day battle was considered a Union win. Commanders for the Union were: Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant And Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell

AND FOR THE CONFEDERATES: Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, who was killed in battle, and Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard. (P.G.T. stands for Pierre Gustave Toutant)

The Union had 66,800 soldiers and the Confederates had 44,700. For the North there were 13,047 total casualties. (1,754 killed; 8,408 wounded; 2,885 captured/missing)

For the Confederates there were 10,699 total casualties (1,728 killed; 8,012 wounded; 959 captured/missing) Here is an actual picture of the Battle of Shiloh. I got this picture from a webstie called THE BLADE. So now you know a little bit about the Battle of Shiloh and why it is etched into the wall of the Civil War Monument at Riverview Cemetery.

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