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 fingers. On April 6, 1862, accomplice forces staged a shock assault at the Union military encamped alongside the Tennessee River. struggling with was once fierce as common provide struggled to carry off the enemy till his reinforcements arrived the next day to come in order that he might 'Whip 'em tomorrow'. although approximately pushed into the Tennessee River, the Union military may perhaps finally declare victory - received at a pricey rate. With approximately 24,000 overall casualties in days' struggling with, 'Bloody Shiloh' served as a warning call to the country, saying that the ongoing struggle for the Union will be devastating for each side.
Surprise assault! brings to lifestyles one of many Civil War's bloodiest battles in hugely obtainable image novel layout. it's also 8 pages of authoritative history info putting Shiloh in its historic context, detailing the most important gamers, and describing the build-up to the combating and its aftermath.
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