logo

Video encyclopedia

Battle of Shiloh

3:55

The Battle of Shiloh: The Civil War in Four Minutes

2:53

[1862] The Battle of Shiloh

3:29

Lego Battle of Shiloh - American Civil War stop motion

3:43

1862-16 Battle of Shiloh

2:49

Shiloh Civil War Relics

The Battle of Shiloh was a battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, fought April 6–7, 1862, in southwestern Tennessee. A Union force known as the Army of the Tennessee had moved via the Tennessee River deep into Tennessee and was encamped principally at Pittsburg Landing on the west bank of the Tennessee River, where the Confederate Army of Mississippi launched a surprise attack on Grant's army from its base in Corinth, Mississippi. Johnston was mortally wounded during the fighting; Beauregard took command of the army and decided against pressing the attack late in the evening. Overnight, Grant was reinforced by one of his divisions stationed further north and was joined by three divisions from the Army of the Ohio. The Union forces began an unexpected counterattack the next morning which reversed the Confederate gains of the previous day.
Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!
  • Background and plans 

  • Opposing forces and initial movements 

  • Battle, April 6 (first day: ''Confederate assault'') 

  • Battle, April 7 (second day: ''Union counterattack'') 

  • Fallen Timbers, April 8 

  • Aftermath 

  • Battlefield preservation 

  • In popular culture