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The Shiloh Campaign : March- April 1862 - David G. Martin

The Shiloh Campaign

March- April 1862

Paperback Published: 1st March 2003
ISBN: 9780306812590
Number Of Pages: 240

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The battle of Shiloh on April 6-7, 1862, was the biggest battle of the Civil War up to that date. Confederate General A.S. Johnston's daring surprise attack failed and cost him his life. The gallant stand of the then-unknown Union General Ulysses S. Grant created a new national hero and was the turning point in the career of the Civil war's eventually victor.The Shiloh Campaign provides a moment-by-moment account of the battle at the level of the individual soldier, but also examines the grand tactics of the Civil War's Western theater and problems at the highest level of leadership on both sides. Grant's uneasy relationship with his then commander Henry Halleck is described, as well as Grant's and Sherman's very modern-sounding problems with the press.David G. Martin's "The Shiloh Campaign" provides the most accurate order of battle available. A special "Leaders" section profile 33 major personalities of the battle and the book's "Campaign" format shows the relationship of Shiloh to previous engagements at Fort Donelson and Island No. 10, and the opening up of the decisive Western Theater of the Civil War.On the Confederate side, Martin describes the unique concentration of Mississippi and Gulf Coast garrisons that gave Johnston his strike force for the attack on Grant's camp at Sihloh. Also featured is an in-depth examination of General Beauregard's controversial role in the campaign, and his relationship with other Confederate generals. A unique "Sharing the Blame" section explores the tactical successes and failures of both sides. A combination of contemporary and specially commissioned maps add clarity to the river campaigns against Forts Henry and Donalson and Island No. 10, and the final conflict at Shiloh.The battle of Shiloh showed all America how bloody and serious a conflict the Civil War really was. The closely fought battle was long and intense and proved to both sides that the war was a serious affair and would not be decided quickly.

Preface to the Seriesp. 7
Introductionp. 9
The War in the West Beginsp. 11
Grant Moves Southp. 25
The Armies Convergep. 57
The Eve of Battlep. 85
Shiloh: 6 Aprilp. 99
The Second Day, 7 Aprilp. 167
Afterwardsp. 193
Guide for the Interested Readerp. 213
Order of Battlep. 219
Indexp. 233
Sidebars
What's In a Namep. 21
Brother Aganist Brotherp. 22
Armament Problemsp. 23
Grantp. 46
Admiral Footep. 47
The Confederate Commanders at Donelsonp. 47
Hindquarters in the Saddle: John Popep. 48
Artillery at Shilohp. 50
"That Devil Forrest"p. 55
The Armies at Shilohp. 77
Confederate Corps Commandersp. 79
Leadersp. 92
Shermanp. 94
The Orphan Brigadep. 95
Mark Twain in the Armyp. 96
Stanley the Explorerp. 96
Johnston's Last Hoursp. 156
The Hornets' Nestp. 158
Of Green Troops and Stragglersp. 159
"Bull" Nelsonp. 161
Don Carlos Buellp. 162
Lexington and Tylerp. 162
Artillery Lossesp. 164
Where Was Grant?p. 182
Where Was Lew Wallace?p. 123
How the Newspapers Saw the Battlep. 186
Civil War Medicinep. 187
The Gallant Mrs. Wallacep. 190
The Battle Sites Todayp. 209
The Shiloh Cycloramap. 210
Johnny Shilohp. 210
Maps
The Western Theater of the Civil Warp. 12
Map of For Donelsonp. 29
Union and Confederate Armies Converge on Shilohp. 64
Outline Map of Shiloh Campaignp. 69
Map Used by Confederate Generals at Shilohp. 101
Shiloh Areap. 103
Shiloh 0900, 6 Aprilp. 113
Shiloh 1200, 6 Aprilp. 124
Shiloh 1600, 6 Aprilp. 138
Shiloh 1830, 6 Aprilp. 144
Grant's Reinforcementsp. 154
End of Shilohp. 171
Shiloh, 7 Aprilp. 175
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ISBN: 9780306812590
ISBN-10: 0306812592
Series: Great Campaigns
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st March 2003
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1