Edited by Gerald Boerner
Day 1 of the Battle of Shiloh ended with the Confederate army having the advantage. Fighting ended an hour before sundown; it was thought that the next morning’s engagement would complete the South’s victory. But unknown to the Confederate Generals, Grant’s beleaguered army would receive reinforcements from Buell’s army. When the Southern forces began their attack the morning of Day 2, they were surprised by the strength of the Union lines.
As the battle progressed, the Union army prevailed and won the battle. This was the first major battle won by the Union Army. But Grant was criticized for his performance during the conflict and Sherman was criticized for his brutality. But Grant demonstrated one trait that was missing from other Generals: he was not afraid to attack! This characteristic eventually resulted un his appointment as the commander of the Army of the Potomac.
Let’s take a look at the second day of the Battle of Shiloh now. We include in this exploration an examination of the Generals that augmented those noted on the first day of this battle… GLB
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Quotations Related to BATTLEFIELD:
“No study is possible on the battlefield.”
— Ferdinand Foch
“I have traveled a long road from the battlefield to the peace table.”
— Moshe Dayan
“There are a couple of roles I haven’t played that I want to. I would love to play Shiloh.”
— David Ogden Stiers