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At Pittsburg Landing, Union reinforcements turn the tide on the second day of the Battle of Shiloh

Civil War Battle, iconic image
04/07/1862
After a successful first day in the battle around the Shiloh Church in Hardin County, Tennessee the Confederate Army of the Mississippi, despite losing their commander, had pushed Ulysses Grant's unprepared Army of the Tennessee back to defensive positions.  On the second day, however, fresh Union troops began arriving and a series of counterattacks drove the Confederates from the field. Grant did not pursue.  Almost twenty-four thousand men died on both sides in the largest battle yet fought in the Western Hemisphere. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
David G. Martin, The Shiloh Campaign, March-April 1862 (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2003), 167pp.
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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