How did the public react to the Battle of Shiloh?


How did the public react to the Battle of Shiloh?


The Battle of Shiloh was one of the bloodiest conflicts in the Civil War when it occurred on April 6-7 in 1862. The Confederate army, under A.S. Johnston, attacked the Union camp under Ulysses S. Grant in a surprise assault by Pittsburgh Landing and ended in a Union victory.

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The public reacted negatively to the bloody battle and, due to rumors that Grant was drunk, angrily in the North. Congress and papers loudly decried...

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The Battle of Shiloh: Conflict, Outcome & Generals Involved


Chapter 4 / Lesson 8

The Battle of Shiloh was fought on April 6 and 7, 1862. Confederate forces launched a surprise attack against Union troops, but Union forces ultimately hung on and won. There were well over 23,000 casualties in the two days of fighting.

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