How did the first battle come to take place at Shiloh Battlefield?
First major battle in the West, that is.
Fairly simple situation. Grant was unaware of any Confederate troops in the area, and had told his men to rest easy by the Tennessee river (Pittsburg Landing).
The Confederates under the highly-respected Sidney Johnston caught them napping, and launched an attack that would have overwhelmed them, had it been continued. Johnston was killed, his second-in-command Beauregard called a halt for the night. By morning, Grant's troops had rallied, helped by reinforcements from the East.
Shiloh takes its name from a small church on the battlefield of the same name. It is ironic that "Shiloh" is a Hebrew word meaning A PLACE OF PEACE. The battle is also called the Battle of Pittsburg Landing deriving this name from the small trading community on the Tennessee River which is also a part of the battlefield.
The Battle of Shiloh was the Confederacy (South) vs. the Union (North). The Battle of Shiloh took place at Pittsburg Landing, Harding County, Tennessee. The Battle of Shiloh was the bloodiest battle in the Civil War, and only lasted two days, April 6 & 7, 1862. The Union won this battle, and as a result, the Confederacy had to recede from much of Tennessee.
What battle did Northern civilians set out picnics at the edge of the battlefield only to scramble in terror as fleeing Union troops lost what was to be the first Battle of Bull Run?
There are very few pictures of the Battle of Shiloh. Despite it being a very historical and vital battle in the war, many reporters were focused in the Eastern theatre of the war, where the Confederate and Union capitals were. Because of this, not many people were even aware that this battle had taken place, and thus there are not many pictures of the battle, with the exception of illustrated drawings.
Unlike what you read in school history books, there were many battles during the Civil War. Battle of Shiloh was April 6 & 7, 1862. While this battle was going on, the Battle of New Madrid or Island No. 10 was underway. On April 11, the Battle of Hunstville, AL, occurred. In Virginia, the Siege of Yorktown, VA, took place from April 5 to May 3. The battle of Williamsburg, VA occurred on May 5…
As the first day of battle at Shiloh, ( Pitssburg Landing) was coming to a close, Union forces under General Prentiss, made a remarkable stand that halted the Confederate advance for several crucial hours. After eleven Rebel assaults on the "Nest", the Confederates amassed 62 artillery pieces and blasted the stubborn Union forces into a retreat.
The noun 'battlefield' is a singular, common, compound noun. The noun 'battlefield' is a concrete noun as a word for a location where a battle is or was fought; a combat zone; a word for a place. The noun 'battlefield' is an abstract noun as a word for a situation in which people disagree and cause problems for each other; a word for a concept.
At the Battle of Shiloh....it is known as the bloodiest battle for both sides of both the Union and Confederacy. Days April 6, 1862 through April 7, 1862 Death Toll for Confederacy Dead - 1,723 Missing - 959 Death toll for Union Dead - 1,754 Missing - 2,885 The battle of Shiloh took place in Tennessee NOT Pennsylvania About 10,000 casualties on the Union side (the exact number is 13047), with 10699 on the confederate…
While there were more Union than Confederate casualties, the Union won the battle. The battle of Shiloh also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing was a 2-day Civil War battle resulting in 23,746 casualties. Union casualties were 13,047 (1,754 killed, 8,408 wounded, and 2,885 missing); Grant's army bore the brunt of the fighting over the two days, with casualties of 1,513 killed, 6,601 wounded, and 2,830 missing or captured. Confederate casualties were 10,699 (1,728…
It would be easier to answer if you were more specific as to what battlefield or what war the battle took place as to what you're inquiring about. There was the battle of Sarotoga(Revolutionary War) obviously in Sarotoga Battle of Yorktown (also Rev War) and likewise obviously in Yorktown Bennington Battle (Rev War) in http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Rensselaer_County,_New_YorkRensselaer County ect.. Without further information, these are the battles I knew of and had to search for the location of…