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Massed Confederate forces attack the Union's Army of the Tennessee at Pittsburg Landing

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04/06/1862
The Confederate Army of the Mississippi marched north from Corinth on the Union troop concentrations at Pittsburg Landing in Hardin County, Tennessee.  Surprising Ulysses Grant's unprepared Army of the Tennessee, the Confederate force of close to fifty thousand men under General Albert Sidney Johnston drove forward all day against fierce resistance.  Although they failed in their objective to drive the defeated Federals towards the west and away from the river, and they lost their commanding general, they held the upper hand as night fell.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
David G. Martin, The Shiloh Campaign, March-April 1862 (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2003), 99 pp.
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1862), IV: 70-71.

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