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What made the frontal assault by the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh a near success?
The US Civil War provided numerous examples of how frontal assaults can be disasters in the wake of an entrenched enemy and the value of tactical defenses. However, at the Battle of Shiloh in April of 1862, the frontal assault by Confederate troops under the command of General Albert S. Sidney was a near success because he used the element of surprise. The battle was saved for the Union when reinforcements arrived before the dawn on April 8, 1862.
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General Albert Sidney Johnston led the Western forces of theConfederacy, the Army of the Mississippi and led the attack on thefirst day of the Battle of Shiloh. He was wounded… and died. Thisplaced General P. G. T. Beauregard in charge on the second day.
The number of Confederate soldiers at the Battle of Shiloh was 44,699.
Albert Sydney Johnson, until he bled to death (a bullet cut his femoral artery).
General Albert Sidney Johnston
General Sidney Johnston (no relation to Joe Johnston), regarded as the best General in the South, and killed in that battle. He was replaced by his second-in-command General P….G.T. Beauregard.
Sidney Johnston - a highly regarded General, killed at this battle.
ANSWER The Confederate casualties were: 1723 dead, 8313 wounded, 959 prisoners and missing, about 25% of the effectives of their Army.
Ulysses S. Grant and Don Carlos Buell
The greatly-admired Albert Sidney Johnston - killed at that battle.
Don Carlos Buell lead the confederate side. Ulysses S. Grant led the Union side.
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General Sidney Johnston, killed at that battle. And his second-in-command P.G.T. Beauregard.
What confederate generals frontal was almost successful and could have the outcome of the battle of Gettysburg?
The frontal attack at Gettysburg was called the Pickett-Pettigrew Charge on July 3rd, 1863. This was actually anything but successful, the Confederates took almost 75% casualt…ies and were routed. The attack went wrong in many ways (besides the fact that full-frontal assaults have never worked.) First off, the 2 hour artillery barrage that was ordered by General Longstreet left the Confederate artillery with almost no ammunition to support the infantry assault. Next, the Union Army reinforced the center (where the attack took place) on July 3rd which actually was just a coincidence since no one expected Lee to attack there. Finally, the Union Army actually had reserves behind the main line that repelled the Confederates as they came over the wall.
Albert Johnston was the Head of Confederate forces in the battle of Shiloh.
Sidney Johnston, probably the best General in the South. He was killed at that battle.
The Union army received strong reinforcements through the night, and were able to repel the Confederates on the second day.