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Today in History: 06 April 1862
American Civil War: The Battle of Shiloh Begins
ABOVE: Scene depicting the Battle of Shiloh
On this day in 1862 during the American Civil War, the Battle of Shiloh begins in Tennessee, when Union troops under General Ulysses S. Grant confront Confederate troops under General Albert Sidney Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard. Though the battle started well for Confederate forces on the first day, it ultimately turned to defeat on the second.
ABOVE: Generals Sherman and U. S. Grant
For more, visit:
The Illustrated Comprehensive History of the Great Battle of Shiloh, by Samuel Meek Howard