On this day in the Civil War, the battle of Shiloh begins in Tennessee. After several hours of fighting General Grant’s troops fall back and the day concludes with no conclusive victory for either side. The following day, awaited reinforcements for the Confederates fail to arrive and General Beauregard orders a retreat to Corinth, Mississippi. The Federals maintain a hold on positions they had previously taken and achieve a splitting of Confederate forces along the Mississippi River. Casualties of the battle of Shiloh are 13,047 for the North and 10,694 for the South.

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Shiloh Battlefield

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