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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fromChapter 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.