Guide to the Battle of Shiloh / edited by Jay Luvaas, Stephen Bowman, Leonard Fullenkamp.

Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1996.
xv, 253 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.


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Summary note
  • One of the bloodiest and most bitterly fought battles of the Civil War took place at Shiloh Church (and Pittsburg Landing) on April 6-7, 1862. The Union, led by Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, held off a massive Confederate offensive led by Albert Sidney Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard, paving the way for Union control of the Western Theater. When the fighting ended, nearly 20,000 soldiers were either dead or wounded, and the South had lost one of its ablest commanders in Johnston.
  • Guide to the Battle of Shiloh combines eyewitness accounts of this Tennessee battle with explicit details about advances and retreats, leadership strategies, obstacles, achievements, and tactical blunders. In addition, it provides directions to key points on the battlefield as well as maps depicting the action and details of troop positions, roads, rivers, elevations, and tree lines as they were 130 years ago.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243) and index.
  • Guide to the Battle of Shiloh. The strategic situation
  • The Confederate plan : Seay Field
  • The first day. The Confederates attack
  • Rhea Field
  • Cleburne's assault
  • Shiloh church : Tennessee monument
  • McDowell's headquarters
  • Owl Creek
  • Raith monument
  • McClernand's battle
  • Gladden's attack
  • The attack against Stuart
  • Johnston's death
  • The Peach Orchard : Bloody Pond
  • Defending the flank
  • The lost opportunity
  • Ruggles's batteries
  • The hornet's nest
  • The hornet's nest (continued)
  • The final assault
  • Pittsburg Landing
  • Grant in control
  • The second day. Buckland's Brigade : Grant's counterattack
  • Union counterattack : Water Oaks Pond
  • Beauregard's headquarters
  • After the battle.
Other title(s)
Battle of Shiloh
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  • 9780700607839 ((alk. paper))
  • 070060782X
  • 9780700607822
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