Battle of Shiloh

 

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Short Summary of the Battle of Shiloh
Short Summary: The Battle of Shiloh
was fought in Tennessee on April 6-7, 1862 by the Union  forces of Major General Ulysses S. Grant and Major General Don Carlos Buell leading the Armies of West Tennessee and Ohio. The Confederate forces of the Army of Mississippi were led by General Pierre G.T. Beauregard and General Albert Sidney Johnston. The Civil War Battle of Shiloh was fought between 66,000 Union soldiers and 44,500 Confederate troops. At the end of two days the Union losses were over 13,000 and the Confederate losses amounted to over 10,500. Outcome: The Battle of Shiloh  was a victory for the Union forces.

Battle of Shiloh
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th American President who served in office from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865. One of the major battlefields in the Civil War during his presidency was the horrific Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee.

     

Facts about the Battle of Shiloh
The main battles of the Civil War were
divided into two principal theaters in which the major military operations took place. The Battle of Shiloh was fought in Hardin County, Tennessee in the Western theater.

  • The Western Theater that comprised of the area west of the Appalachians and east of the Mississippi River

Facts about the Battle of Shiloh
The Battle of Shiloh started well for the Confederacy when they launched a surprise attack on the Union. However, the Union forces received strong reinforcements and the conflict ended in a victory for the Union.

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Facts about the Battle of Shiloh
The Battle of Shiloh was one of the earliest major battles of 1862 during the Civil War and focused on the Western theater of war in Tennesses.
The Union forces in the West were organized  by General Henry Wager Halleck (1815 1872). He was a successful lawyer and had earned the nickname of  "Old Brains" Halleck. As a senior Union commander in the Western Theater, General Halleck directed Ulysses S. Grant up the Tennessee to Pittsburg Landing in order to join the forces of Major General Don Carlos Buell (1818 1898) at Shiloh.  General Don Carlos Buell had marched his army overland from Nashville, Tennessee to meet with Grant. The army of General Grant was the first subject to attack by General Albert Sidney Johnston (1803 1862), the Confederate commander in the Western theater. Grant's Union army was pushed back to the river but General Grant held on until he was relieved by the reinforcements provided by General Buell's troops. General Grant then led the attack of the combined Union forces at Shiloh and pushed the Confederate soldiers off the field. It was a great victory for the Union army.

Facts about the Battle of Shiloh
The following short fact sheet provides interesting facts and information about the Battle of Shiloh, one of the major battles that was fought during the American Civil War
(April 12, 1861 and continued until May 10, 1865).

Battle of Shiloh: FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions for kids)

Facts for KidsQuestions and Answers
Battle of Shiloh Fact 1Q. Where was the Battle of Shiloh fought?
A. It was fought in Hardin County, Tennessee
 
Battle of Shiloh Fact 2Q. When was the Battle of Shiloh fought?
It was fought on
April 6-7, 1862
 
Battle of Shiloh Fact 3Q. Who won the Battle of Shiloh?
A. The
battle was won by the Union forces
 
Battle of Shiloh Fact 4Q. Who were the generals and leaders at Shiloh?
A. The Confederate generals at Shiloh were General Pierre G.T. Beauregard and General Albert Sidney Johnston. The Union Generals were
Major General Ulysses S. Grant and Major General Don Carlos Buell
 
Battle of Shiloh Fact 5Q. How many men fought in the Battle of Shiloh?
A. The strength of the Union force was 66,812. The number of Confederate soldiers totaled
44,699.

Battle of Shiloh: FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions for kids)

Battle of Shiloh
The info about the Battle of Shiloh provides interesting facts and important information about this important Civil War conflict that occured during the presidency of the 16th President of the United States of America.

 

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Battle of Shiloh: FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions for kids)

Facts for KidsQuestions and Answers
Battle of Shiloh Fact 6Q. How many Union casualties were there at Shiloh?
A. The total number of Union losses at Shiloh were 13,047: Number Killed 1,754, Number Wounded 8,408, Number Missing 2,885.
 
Battle of Shiloh Fact 7Q. How many Confederate casualties were there at Shiloh?
A. The number of Confederate losses at Shiloh were 10,699: Number Killed 1,728, Number Wounded 8,012, Number Missing
959.
 
Battle of Shiloh Fact 8Q. Why was the Battle of Shiloh important?
A. The clash was
strategically important because the victory for the North gave Tennessee to the Union. This Union victory eventually led to the Confederate loss at Vicksburg
 
Battle of Shiloh Fact 9On the first day of fighting General Johnston was mortally wounded and was replaced by General P.G.T. Beauregard. Confederate army's commander, Albert Sidney Johnston, was also killed on the battlefield.
 
Battle of Shiloh Fact 10The massive total number of losses, over 23,000, shocked the nation. It was the largest number of men lost on the battlefield since the war had begun. People began to realize that the Civil War would continue for years, rather than the months that were first envisaged.
 
Battle of Shiloh Fact 11General Grant was vilified by the press for his performance at Shiloh and there were even calls for his replacement. President Lincoln continued to back Grant, but it took the general some time to regain his reputation.
 
Battle of Shiloh Fact 12Q. Who was the hero of the conflict?
A.
William T. Sherman emerged as the hero of Shiloh

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Battle of Shiloh - President Abraham Lincoln Video
The article on the Battle of Shiloh provides an overview of one of the major events of his presidential term in office. The following Abraham Lincoln video will give you additional important facts and dates about the political events experienced by the 16th American President whose presidency spanned from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865.

 

 

 

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