The Battle of Shiloh was fought on April sixth to April seventh in 1862, in southwestern Tennessee. The Union Generals were Ulysses S. Grant and Don Carlos Buell. The Confederate General was Albert Sidney Johnston. The Battle of Shiloh was considered the bloodiest battle of the Civil War with approximately 23,700 deaths total. This was one of the first successful outcomes for the Union and sparked a light of hope for the fighting soldiers.
The Battle of Shiloh was known as the bloodiest battle in US history(Ebscohost). “The opening Confederate attack caught the Union Totally by surprise.”(Civil War Trust) The Union eventually pulled out victorious, however, a first look at the battle may have sent you betting on the Confederates. Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston had his eyes on the prize until his death on April 6 1862(Civil War). He now passed the torch to General P.G.T. Beauregard. Some whisper that he is the true reason the Union won. Francis Fenelon once said,” All wars are Civil Wars because all men are brothers”, and that’s what those 66,000 Union troops through their experiences became;
Wednesday August 16, 1780, history changed, and it all started by a collision in the woods. They called this history changing battle the Battle of Camden. The Battle of Camden played a big role in the American Revolution. Although the battle wasn’t in great favor of both sides. The battle of Camden was one of Britain’s most important battles of all the American Revolution.
The Battle of spotsylvania court house happened in May 1864, this was the second major battle in Ulysses S. Grant's American civil war overland campaign, the battle of the wilderness also followed the devastation. Grant's Union army disengaged from the confederate army it was lead by Robert e. Lee he moved in a southeasterly direction to try the confederates into a battle that would have a better outcome.
There was The Battles of Lexington and Concord. THe BAttles of Lexington and Concord left Thomas Gage and his British Army pinned down to Boston. Then, the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga which happened shortly after The Battles of Lexington and Concord. And finally, THe Creations of The Continental Army. Prescott and his men had captured Bunker Hill. Thomas Gage sent 2,300 troops to capture the hill before Prescott, but none of that had happened. The British came without artillery support, and they were stopped by American forces behind all fences stuffed with hay and grass. The three tried sending the the Americans, but they were tired and weaponless to flee. There were 1,000 dead for both the British and the colonists. Bunker/Breeds Hill is in Charlestown, and is a quarter mile across. This happened April 17,1775.
Lees evacuation of Mary Land after the Battle of Antietam Creek on September 19-20, 1862’’. Lee and his troop’s rested for a few nights and then went up the Shenandoah Valley. On October 6 the president ordered McClellan to cross the the Potomac and attack the enemy. The president also ordered McClellan to move his army while the roads are clear. twenty-four days were spent before the order was obeyed.
The Battle of Shiloh was one of the bloodiest battles in the civil war because of the south's attack on the union camp, Grants Counterattack, and the effects after the battle.
On September 16, 1862, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan and his Union Army of the Potomac confronted Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia at Sharpsburg, Maryland. The Civil War Trust organization concluded that there were more than 23.000 casualties on both sides. It was the first battle of the Civil War to be fought on Union soil, and thus it held great prestige and political importance. The following morning on September the 17th, the Union Army launched an attack on the Confederates
First off, fighting in the cornfield, shortly after fighting in the “West Woods”, afterwards both armies would fight in what is now known as “Bloody Lane”, a strong advantageous sunken road. Finally both armies would fight at the Burnside’s bridge, a singular bridge allowing passage over the Antietam creek. The fighting took place early in the morning. The 1st Corps, followed by the Union’s 12th Corps an approximate of 20,000 soldiers pushed through and around the cornfield. Simultaneously, Stonewall Jackson’s men pushed back with infantry and artillery. Jackson's men barely survive and were only able to hold the line due to reinforcements. The arrival of the Union’s 2nd Corps sparks the second phase of the battle. The men were split in half so some would fight in the West Woods and the others would fight in the Sunken Road. Unfortunately, the men that fought in the West Woods were slaughtered by a power Confederate counterattack. However, 2nd Corps men that fought in the Sunken Road, understood that the Confederate soldiers fighting there were weaker than the rest of the CSA’s armies. More Union soldiers arrived to aid, ultimately leading to the capture of the Sunken Road. The Union’s 9th Corps has been struggling to flank and overtake the Burnside’s bridge. Numerous attempts to get to the bridge, but ultimately the 9th Corps is able to take the bridge putting the Confederates in a disadvantageous location. Shortly
In Cedar Creek on October 19, 1864, Confederate Jubal Early planned an attack on the Union’s Ulysses S. Grant and his army. They immediately planned a counter attack. on the Confederates. After hours of fighting many soldiers had been killed, injured, or had gone missing. Using strategic attacks each commander fought their hardest but in the end only one side could win. The Shenandoah Valley had been the Confederates route to victory but the Union had a strong army.
In this case, the battle only lasted one day. That day was Saturday, November 16, 1776. With the high number of casualties during the battle, and the Americans retreating to the Delaware River, the British side gained a win in the Revolutionary War. The Americans fought hard losing many soldiers less than the British side sith its own troops and its ally Germany. The Kingdom of Great Britain was able to push through their great loss of soldiers, and win the Battle of Fort
Many battles were fought during the civil war. I was a rough time in American history. Even though there were quite a few battles in the civil war, the Battle of Shiloh was the greatest. The battle of Shiloh is one of the most known battles because up until that time in the Civil War it was the bloodiest of the battles, it was also well known for how many soldiers were lost on both sides, The battle of Shiloh was unique because of the diseases the soldiers endured, the arduous terrain, weather conditions, the soldiers relied upon.
The bloody battle began on April 6th in Pittsburgh Landing on the Tennessee river. Grant, commander of the Federal forces, awaited the Army of Ohio as his men were outnumbered. Aware that the Union had split men and reinforcements were on the way Johnston, the commander for the Confederate forces, set an early attack into play. He was planning to begin on the 4th however it did not work out due to natural causes. They met the Union men in Shiloh on the 6th and attacked. Not quite prepared, Grant supplied his men with an irrelevant amount
The Battle of Brice’s crossroads was one of the greatest tactical victories during the war between the states. MG Forrest and his troops defeated an enemy who outnumbered them two to one. In the end MG Sherman achieved his goals of keeping MG Nathan Bedford Forrest away from his supply lines. The war would last another year and many more men would go on to die before General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox
Preceding the chaotic battle, two very different action plans were put into place while unexpected obstacles hindered both sides. Leading up to the hellish battle, an observable Union victory streak took place. The winning spree started when the Army-Navy regiment led by Ulysses S. Grant and Andrew H. Foote successfully penetrated