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The Battle of Shiloh Begins

Stats:
Union Casualties: 13,047
Confederate Casualties: 10,699

Statistical Source: NPS

The Battle of Shiloh Begins
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The Battle of Shiloh begins: On the morning of April 6, 1862, Confederates commanded by Albert Sidney Johnston roared into Grant's encampment around Pittsburg Landing, beginning the bloodiest battle of the war. It would be remembered by the name of the little whitewashed church around which some of the fiercest early fighting swirled - Shiloh, a Hebrew word meaning "place of peace."















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