Battle of ShilohOn April 6, 1861 The Battle of Shiloh broke
out. There were a total of 63,000 Union Soldiers and 40,000 Confederate
Soldiers in the magnificent battle. General Grant and his forces were
cornered and nearing defeat when reinforcements arrived over night.
When the sun rose it was the Confederates who had their backs to the
wall. The Confederates retreated on the morning of April 7 and had
suffered many casualties. A total of 13,000 Union soldiers and 11,000
Confederate soldiers perished.
Back to Victories Page