Shiloh National Miliatry Battlefield [NOOK Book]

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Shiloh National Military Park preserves the scene of the first great Civil War battle in the West. In this two-day battle, both the Union and Confederate Armies suffered heavy casualties, bringing home the horrors of war to the North and South alike.

Nearly 24,000 were killed, wounded, or reported missing?a number equal to more than one-fifth of the combined Union and Confederate Armies engaged in the battle. By their failure to destroy the ...
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Overview

Shiloh National Military Park preserves the scene of the first great Civil War battle in the West. In this two-day battle, both the Union and Confederate Armies suffered heavy casualties, bringing home the horrors of war to the North and South alike.

Nearly 24,000 were killed, wounded, or reported missing—a number equal to more than one-fifth of the combined Union and Confederate Armies engaged in the battle. By their failure to destroy the Federal Armies at Shiloh the Confederates were forced to return to Corinth, Miss., relinquishing all hold upon West Tennessee, except a few forts on the Mississippi which were soon to be wrested from them. Their failure at Shiloh foreshadowed the loss of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, the South's vital line of communication between Chattanooga and the Mississippi. After the fall of Memphis, early in June, the Federals were in position to strike at Vicksburg, the conquest of which would give them control of the Mississippi and split the Confederacy in two.

Albert Dillahunty's Historical Guide, written for the National Park Service, offers and engaging retelling of the battle. He then goes on to offer a guide to the most important historical features of the park and environs.

Also included is a fascinating special section on the poetry and music inspired by this infamous battle.

Newly reformatted for the Nook, this edition is packed with photographs and maps, setting the stage of the battle with visual impact, and bringing the characters to life. (As with the print edition, all images except the cover art are in black and white.)


Table of Contents

Foreward
Preliminary Campaign
The First Day
The Second Day
Results of the Battle
Guide to the Area
- Iowa State Monument
- Michigan State Monument
- Confederate Monument
- Ruggles' Batteries
- Confederate Burial Trench
- Illinois State Monument
- Shiloh Church Site
- Fraley Field
- Putnam Stump
- Hornets' Nest and Sunken Road
- Johnston's Monument
- Peach Orchard
- War Cabin
- Bloody Pond
- Indian Mounds
- Overlook
- Pittsburg Landing
National Cemetery
How to Reach the Park
Administration
Related Areas
Visitor Facilities
Shiloh Inspires Writers
Acknowledgment
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Excellent piece of history

    Shiloh National Military Battlefield (American Civil War History: Battle of Shiloh) provides a an overview of the Shiloh area, as well as a short summary of the campaign and battle that entailed around it. This book also focused on the establishment and history of the park itself, from the park's creation in 1893 to the transfer of control to the National Park Service in 1933. I like how the book focuses not only on the main participants of the battle, but also discusses and sheds some light on the lower-ranking veterans and acknowledgement of their participation.
    This book is very well organized and well written with an index outlining each chapter and easy navigation to your area of interest. There are many stunning photos and maps throughout that enlighten and add emphasis to the text, each labeled so you know what you're looking at. This is a great contribution Civil War studies, revealing many of the factors that helped shape the memories of that fateful event not so long ago.

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  • Posted February 27, 2012

    Shiloh

    Great for school. Had all the information that I needed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Wonderfully written

    Let me start by saying this book is incredibly well written and easy to understand. So many facts are given to you, but it flows very smoothly and a lot of information is jampacked within this book. I absolutely loved the layout of the battelground. Everything was described so vividly and I could nearly imagine myself right there. The pictures in this book are amazing, unlike any other pictures I've seen on Shiloh, and this book is by far the best account of the battle that I've ever read...it lays out the whole battle and the history of how the monument came to be, and the whole "guide to the area" section was very interesting and useful. Highly recommended!

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