By Larry Hama
The first significant Civil battle conflict within the Western theater, Shiloh got here as a frightening surprise to either the yankee public and people in palms. On April 6, 1862, accomplice forces staged a shock assault at the Union military encamped alongside the Tennessee River. combating was once fierce as basic furnish struggled to carry off the enemy till his reinforcements arrived day after today in order that he may possibly 'Whip 'em tomorrow'. notwithstanding approximately pushed into the Tennessee River, the Union military might finally declare victory - received at an expensive fee. With approximately 24,000 overall casualties in days' combating, 'Bloody Shiloh' served as a warning call to the state, saying that the continued struggle for the Union will be devastating for either side.
Surprise assault! brings to lifestyles one of many Civil War's bloodiest battles in hugely obtainable photo novel layout. it's also 8 pages of authoritative historical past details putting Shiloh in its old context, detailing the most important gamers, and describing the build-up to the struggling with and its aftermath.
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