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Battle of Shiloh

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The Battle of Shiloh Also known as the Pittsburg Landing. It was one of the major advantages during the early civil war. The battle began when the confederates attacked the Union in Southwestern Tennessee. The Union ended up winning this war on the second day by pushing the confederate army back into the forest. There were more than 23,000 casualties during this battle, making it the bloodiest battle of any battle before that. Also known as the Pittsburgh Landing. It was one of the major advantages during the early civil war. The battle began when the confederates attacked the Union in Southwestern Tennessee. The battle took place because of the Federal Penetration up the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers.
This battle took place in and around the town of Shiloh. Important People General Ulysses S. Grant General Ulysses S. Grant was a union commander who guided the Federal army in the Battle of Shiloh. General Albert Sidney Johnson General Johnson fell to Corinth Mississippi to begin preparations from a major offense against the Federals under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant This Battle played a big role in Union progress in the Civil War. The Union victory gave Tennessee to the North. There were a total of about 65,000 Union Soldiers that battled in this war.
There was also about 45,000 Confederate Soldiers.
There was an estimated 23,746 casualties in just the Battle of Shiloh. Impact on the Civil War The battle of Shiloh changed the whole outcome of the war. When the Union won the Battle of Shiloh it gave the North Tennessee. This allowed the Union a much easier Victory in capturing Vicksburg. General Breckenridge He was a former Vice President of the U.S who would get injured during this battle.
The youngest in U.S history! He was placed in an army called “Orphan Brigade”.
He commanded the Reverse Corps. at Shiloh and lost 50% of his men.
He earned Major General just a few days after Shiloh. Reporters covered the battle from Washington that the first days defeat were because of General Ulysses S. Grant's drunkenness and a general lack of preparation. A massive loss of life had a limited tactical effect on the war. this proved that no matter who wins this war it is going to be a very long one and no one is going anywhere anytime soon. It was a clear sign for many important Northern Generals. This eventually lead to the Confederate loss at Vicksburg, which was crucial to the Federal strategy of capturing the Mississippi River and thus Dividing the South in Half This is the Battle at Hornets Nest. A battle point inside the Battle of Shiloh Union troops held ground for 6 hours This was the federal counter attack on the second day of the Battle of Shiloh The Battle of Shiloh was the bloodiest battle up to this time in the Civil War. Thanks for watching, I hope you learned something The Union ended up winning this war on the second day by pushing the confederate army back into the forest. There were more than 23,000 casualties during this battle, making it the bloodiest battle of any battle before that. Bibliography http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/shiloh.htm
http://www.civilwaranimated.com/ShilohAnimation.html
http://www.history.com/topics/john-c-breckinridge
http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/shiloh.html?tab=facts
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