Battle of Shiloh: Facts, Summary & Significance


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Which river was the Battle of Shiloh fought alongside?

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1. Which Southern rail junction were Federal forces advancing toward at the time of the Battle of Shiloh?

2. Which Union commander led the expeditionary force that initially camped at Pittsburgh Landing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

During the U.S. Civil war, the Battle of Shiloh was an important victory for the Union. These practice questions will help you understand the story behind the battle and how its results affected the war.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo will test you on:

  • The battle's location in terms of the river and rail junction
  • Union generals associated with the battle
  • Confederate generals associated with the battle
  • The name of the Confederate army that fought at Shiloh

Skills Practiced

These learning assessments will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - identify the Union and Confederate generals involved in the Battle of Shiloh
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the U.S. Civil War to answer questions about the battle
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about where the battle took place

Additional Learning

To learn more about this battle, watch the accompanying lesson on The Battle of Shiloh. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the context of the war that led up to the Battle of Shiloh
  • Know the battle's key players
  • Learn how the battle's location affected the overall combat strategy
  • Understand the battle's aftermath