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  Battle of Shiloh
He confronted the Nationals near Shiloh Meeting house, where he was assisted by Generals Pope, Hardee, Bragg, and Breckinridge.
With these expert leaders the confederates had come up from Corinth in a heavy rainstorm, in separate columns, and so stealthily that they were within 4 miles of the National camp before they were discovered by Grant's sentinels.
Prentiss's division was next attacked; his column was shattered, and he, with a large portion of his followers, were made prisoners, his camp being captured by the Confederates.
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  Battle of Shiloh - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Shiloh, Battle of, also called the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, engagement of the American Civil War.
Shiloh National Military Park, national military park established in 1894.
Two months later, at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee in April 1862, Grant did not fare so well.
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  Shiloh, battle of - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
SHILOH, BATTLE OF [Shiloh, battle of] Apr. 6-7, 1862, one of the great battles of the American Civil War.
The battle took its name from Shiloh Church, a meetinghouse c.3 mi (5 km) SSW of Pittsburg Landing, which was a community in Hardin co., Tenn., 9 mi (14.5 km) S of Savannah on the west bank of the Tennessee River.
Ultimately, Shiloh may be considered a Union victory because it led to later successful campaigns in the West.
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 Battle of Shiloh - MSN Encarta
The name Shiloh was taken from that of a meetinghouse, 5 km (3 mi) from Pittsburg Landing, that is on the Tennessee River, 14 km (9 mi) north of Savannah, Tennessee.
During the battle, which lasted from dawn to dusk and was one of the most desperate of the war, the Union troops were steadily driven back, but Johnston was killed, and his successor, General Pierre G. Beauregard, ordered operations suspended a few hours later.
A national military park and cemetery commemorating the battle are located at Shiloh.
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 Battle of Shiloh Books
Beginning with Shiloh, Lookout Mountain, Chickamauga, and Stones River and ending with the terrible carnage that was Franklin, this easy-to-read, broad overview revisits the main battles - with a sampling of the smaller actions also included - that occurred in the Volunteer State during the Civil War.
From the fist Union victories in the west at Forts Henry and Donelson to the savage battle of Shiloh and onward to the March to the Sea, the Seventh Illinois Infantry fought with distinction across the Confederacy.
This is the story of Shiloh veterans' efforts to push the Federal government into establishing a park to honor both the living participants of the battle and those who died there.
www.jennie-wade-house.com /books/battle-of-shiloh-books.htm   (1140 words)

 Battle of Shiloh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As Col. Jesse Hildebrand's brigade began forming in line of battle, the Southern troopers started to retreat at the sight of the strong force, and Forrest, who was well in advance of his men, came within a few yards of the federal soldiers before realizing he was all alone.
Shiloh: The Battle that Changed the Civil War, Simon and Schuster, 1997, ISBN 0-684-83857-5.
The name "Shiloh" came from 1 Samuel and referred to a religious center to which the Hebrews annually made a pilgrimage.
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 General Grant's Report of the Battle of Shiloh
Shiloh was the fiercest battle fought during the war up to that time, and it shocked the nation.
The battle soon waxed warm on the left and center, varying at times to all parts of the line.
During the two days' battle he was constantly in the saddle, leading troops as they arrived to points where their services were required.
www.swcivilwar.com /GrantReportShiloh.html   (1705 words)

 Battle of Shiloh; shelby county ohio historical society
The Battle of Shiloh (also known as Pittsburgh Landing) took place in the hills of Tennessee along the Tennessee River on April 6 and 7, 1862.
Eight of ten Union soldiers at Shiloh had never been in a battle, and pandemonium was the reaction.
After the first day's battle, the men of the 20th lay on the bare ground, listening to the cries of the wounded in front of them.
www.shelbycountyhistory.org /schs/civilwar/battleshiloh.htm   (388 words)

 Shiloh (Biblical) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shiloh (Hebrew: שלה Šīlōh, שלו Šīlô, שילו Šîlô) is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as a city and as denoting a person.
Shiloh is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as an assembly place for the people of Israel where there was a sanctuary containing the ark of the covenant until it was taken by the Philistines.
When the Israelites were defeated at the battle of Aphek, their Philistine foes (who already had captured the ark of the covenant) apparently destroyed the shrine (1 Samuel 4).
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 The Battle of Shiloh
Meaning in Hebrew Place of Peace, the small area around a tiny church at Shiloh yielded to this point in the history of the United States one of the most costly and tragic battles ever.
The name was ironic, in that the dead at Shiloh amounted to more Americans dead in every war and battle in U.S. history combined to that point.
Shiloh was a decisive battle in the war.
www.civilwarhistory.com /shiloh/shiloh.html   (1747 words)

 Shiloh 1
Correct reports of the battle have been published, notably by Sherman, Badeau, and, in a speech before a meeting of veterans, by General Prentiss; but all of these appeared long subsequent to the close of the rebellion, and after public opinion had been most erroneously formed.
Events had occurred before the battle, and others subsequent to it, which determined me to make no report to my then chief, General Halleck, further than was contained in a letter, written immediately after the battle, informing him that an engagement had been fought, and announcing the result.
Shiloh was a log meeting-house, some two or three miles from Pittsburg Landing, and on the ridge which divides the waters of Snake and Lick creeks, the former emptying into the Tennessee just north of Pittsburg Landing, and the latter south.
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 Amazon.fr : Shiloh: The Battle That Changed the Civil War: Livres en anglais: Larry J. Daniel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
He offers a lengthy discussion of the overall strategic situation that preceded the battle, a survey of the generals and their armies and, within the notes, sharp analyses of the many controversies that Shiloh has spawned?including assessments of previous scholarship on the battle.
The April 1862 battle did not decide the war, as Daniel (Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee, Univ. of North Carolina, 1991) recognizes, but it almost ruined Gen. U.S. Grant, shook up the commands of both Union and Confederate armies, and left the West open to Union advances.
Daniel's is the first study of the battle in 20 years and in many ways the most original.
www.amazon.fr /Shiloh-Battle-That-Changed-Civil/dp/0684838575   (569 words)

 The Battle of Shiloh, 1862
The stage was set for one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles.
Many of the Union troops fled to the rear upon the initial Confederate assault and by afternoon General Johnston was confident that victory was within his grasp.
The battle's name, Shiloh, came from the name of a small, whitewashed church around which much of the early fighting took place.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /shiloh.htm   (2375 words)

 TheHistoryNet | America's Civil War | Battle of Shiloh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
On the western bank of the river, at Pittsburg Landing, an angry, confused and terrified mob of Union skulkers sought shelter alongside the bluffs that overlooked the river.
That morning, many of these same troops had been routed from their campgrounds near the primitive Methodist meeting house called Shiloh, 2 1/2 miles southwest of the landing, by onrushing Confederate troops led by General Albert Sidney Johnston's onrushing Confederate troops, who were seeking to drive the Union invaders from their stronghold in southwestern Tennessee.
The ensuing battle, the bloodiest single day of fighting yet experienced on the North American continent, had settled by nightfall into an exhausted stalemate, with troops on both sides hunkering down for the night in the vine-choked gullies and brambles that gutted the battlefield.
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 Feature Edition - The Battle for Shiloh - jacksonsun.com
On its 140th birthday as a field of battle, Shiloh is falling into the Tennessee River.
The river speed at Shiloh is 1-1/2 to 2 times faster at the bend than along the rest of the waterway.
The battle to shore up one mile of the bluff, from the Indian mounds to the south, to where the Union landed at Pittsbur g Landing, will cost at least $7 million, perhaps much more, by the time it's finished.
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 Battle Of Shiloh
battle; and until this general sketch or outline is drawn, it will be impossible to enter into those minor details which constitute an interesting feature in the picture.
The deep thunder bass of the one, and the sharp, shrill tenor of the other, intermingled with the shrieks of bursting shells and the whizzing of cleaving rifled cannon balls, were grand beyond description.
It was the awful Hymn of Battle, rolling upward to the skies and literally shaking the earth beneath.
www.abraham-lincoln.org /battleofshiloh.com   (2296 words)

 battle of Shiloh — Infoplease.com
Shiloh, battle of, Apr. 6–7, 1862, one of the great battles of the American Civil War.
The battle took its name from Shiloh Church, a meetinghouse c.3 mi (5 km) SSW of Pittsburg Landing, which was a community in Hardin co., Tenn., 9 mi (14.5 km) S of Savannah on the west bank of the Tennessee River.
Ultimately, Shiloh may be considered a Union victory because it led to later successful campaigns in the West.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0844926.html   (684 words)

Shiloh was the greatest battle so far of the Civil War.
But he was a man who would not abandon what he deemed an important trust in the face of danger and consequently continued in the saddle, commanding, until so exhausted by the loss of blood that he had to be taken from his horse, and soon after died.
General Beauregard was next in rank to Johnston and succeeded to the command, which he retained to the close of the battle and during the subsequent retreat on Corinth, as well as in the siege of that place.
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 Biographies - The Civil War: Battle of Shiloh
Every soldier there risked their life for a cause, even if they may have not believed in that cause, and it is unfortunate that every one of these men does not have his own biography, as each of them had lives, their own series of circumstances and events, and they die relatively faceless and nameless.
He would die in battle on the first day of the battle of Shiloh (which just so happens to be the battle that this website is about) while personally leading and rallying his troops in the field.
After narrowly losing the battle of Shiloh because of Buell's reinforcement of Grant, he was appointed commander of Confederate forces in the west; this was for a reason other than promoting him, as the vast majority of the Confederate forces were toward the east.
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 Shiloh Tennessee American Civil War Battle April 6 1862
This small log building, which gave its name to the battle, was considered the key position of the field, as it commanded the best road from Corinth to Pittsburg Landing.
The first major battle in the Western theatre of the American Civil War, Shiloh came as a horrifying shock to both the American public and those in arms.
Filmed on location, the reenactors depict the violent mayhem of the hornet's nest at Shiloh, the valiant charge on the sunken road at Antietam, the carnage in the wheat field at Gettysburg, and the brutal fighting at Cold Harbor.
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 The Battle of Shiloh
In the spring of 1862, during a time when great armies waged even greater battles throughout the South, one of the largest and bloodiest battles in American history was fought at a quiet and uneventful “place of peace” on the Tennessee River.
Before those two fateful days in April, the small log Shiloh Methodist Church and its surroundings were little known to the nation, and largely forgotten by the rest of the state of Tennessee.
But the battle of Shiloh, fought on April 6-7, 1862, was the bloodiest battle ever fought in the Western Hemisphere at the time and would forever change the history of this nation.
www.cwbattlefields.com /virtualtours/shilohbattle.html   (740 words)

 Battle of Shiloh
At 8 in the morning the regiment was in line of battle a short distance beyond the mile circle from the landing, near and to the left of the Corinth road.
The Wisconsin Shiloh Monument Commission was created by Chapter 381 of the Laws of 1901, which chapter was subsequently amended by Chapters 199, 371 and 53 of the Laws of 19033, 1905, and 1907, respectively.
The Shiloh National Military Park Commissioners placed an iron tablet on the spot where Captain Saxe, of the Sixteenth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, was killed, in commemoration of the fact that he was the first Union officer killed at the very beginning of the battle, April 6, 1862.
www.secondwi.com /wisconsinregiments/battle_of_shiloh.htm   (4161 words)

 Shiloh Stop 15   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Shiloh National Cemetery was established in 1866 as a resting place for the 3,500 Union soldiers who died at the battle of Shiloh.
After the battle of Shiloh, the Union dead were buried in mass gravesites and smaller individual graves throughout the battlefield.
Shortly after the end of the war, these bodies were moved from their original resting places to this National Cemetery, located near Pittsburg Landing, along the beautiful Tennessee River.
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 Battle of Shiloh
The Battle of Shiloh occurred on April 6 and 7, 1862, at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River.
While his second in command, P.G.T. Beauregard, was an able military commander, it was difficult for Beauregard to assume command in the middle of the battle and direct the assault against the Union soldiers.
At the Battle of Shiloh, approximately twenty thousand men were killed or wounded.
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 Battle of Shiloh
William Tecumseh Sherman [US], whom Grant had given tactical supervision over the camp near Shiloh Church, was skeptical of some of the reports of enemy in the area, but did increase pickets.
Prentiss, also in front of Shiloh Church, was quickly involved in the battle, although the attack on Sherman's men was significantly heavier.
Beauregard, who had pinned his hopes of turning the battle on the arrival of General Earl Van Dorn [CS] determined that continued fighting would be pointless when Van Dorn had not arrived in Corinth and could not be located.
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Shiloh has blocked efforts by developers and entrepreneurs hoping to use the liquor license to transform the area—a strategy they've had a hell of a lot of success with in, for example, all the areas south and west of 9th St.
From the quotations in the article one gets the impression that the Shiloh antagonists are mobilizing for the usual reasons: concerns regarding the pernicious influence of nightclubs, alcohol, and rock and roll.
The fact that the church officials cite concerns about nightclubs but are, in fact, activizing against Ethiopian restauranteurs and the people behind a vegetarian cafe suggests that they have their eyes on the larger wave of gentrification.
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