Both Federals and Confederates claim victory after a terrible two-day battle, while the shock of such enormous human loss starts to sink in.
Tag: William T. Sherman
The Battle of Shiloh
The most terrible battle of the war to-date begins as the Confederate Army of Mississippi swarms upon unsuspecting Federals in southwestern Tennessee.
I Would Fight Them if They Were a Million
The Confederate Army of Mississippi advances into southwestern Tennessee to confront Ulysses S. Grant’s Federals, who remain largely unaware of the enemy’s approach.
A Glorious Sight in Southwestern Tennessee
Federal forces advance southward up the Tennessee River as Henry W. Halleck directs two armies to converge to invade the Deep South.
A Gloomy Picture of Affairs in Kentucky
Confederates strengthen their defense line across Kentucky, as William T. Sherman gives his Federal superiors a gloomy report of affairs in the state.
Vigorous Measures are Anticipated
Federal troops pour into Washington and talk quickly turns from defense to offensive operations.