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06/04/1862 The Battle of Shiloh

The Battle of Shiloh was a battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, fought in 1862 in southwestern Tennessee. Confederate Army of Mississippi under the leadership of General Albert Sidney Johnston, launched a surprise attack on the Army of Tennessee.


  • Essentials 

  • 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 

  • Notable veterans 

  • Battlefield preservation 

  • In popular culture