When did the battle of Shiloh take place?
In the early morning of April 6th, 1862, the rebels sprang on Grant's sleepy camp. This began the Battle of Shiloh, in which the Union Army gained greater control of the Mississippi River Valley. During the bloody two day battle, each side (Union, and Confederate) each gained and lost land...
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.
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.
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.