Civil War by Luke Driver

Civil War by Luke Driver

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  • Battle of Shiloh
  • April 6-7 23,746 total casualties Union losses:13,047 Confederate losses:10,669
  • Who
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Albert Sidney Johnson
  • Why
  • This battle took place near the Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. It was the 7th costliest battle in the Civil War. It was fought in 1862. The union had approximately 62,000 troops, and the confederate army had 45,000 troops.
  • What
  • The Union's leader in this battle was Ulysses S. Grant. The Confederates leader was Albert Sidney Johnson. Johnston started the war of with an attack from nearby woods on the Union Soldiers. In the first day fighting, Johnston got wounded and was wounded, so he got replaced my General P.T. Beauregard.
  • Where
  • The confederates attacked the Union Army in a surprise attack. General Albert Sidney Johnston hoped to defeat Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of Tennessee. The surprise attack was around Shiloh Church. This attack eventually led to General Albert Sidney Johnston getting a wound in his leg and bleeding to death.
  • Results
  • After Albert Sidney Johnston died, Gen. P.T. Beauregard was the new General. Throughout the day, the confederates kept driving the Union back to Pittsburg Landing. The Union Army was pushed back two miles. Buell's Army provided Grant with reinforcements, to get them back on track.
  • This Battle took place in the Southwestern part of Tennessee. The first attack took place by PIttsburgh Landing. Pittsburgh landing is on the Tennessee River. It was not far from Corinth, Mississippi.
  • Tennessee
  • The Battle of Shiloh was a Union victory. When Grant got reinforcements from Buell's army, the confederates were worn out from their march. The next day, Grant pushed back the confederates to Corinth, for a major Union win. After this battle, Southerners began to complain that being outnumbered was the cause of defeat. 
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