Battle Digest - Shiloh

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Christopher J. Petty/Michael E. Haskew
Pub Date:
September 2021
Gate Fold (6pg.), maps, images, gloss laminate

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After his early success in the Civil War’s Western Theater, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant moved south to capture the key railroad hub at Corinth and further cut into the Confederate hold on the Tennessee and Mississippi River Valleys. But Confederate Gen. Albert S. Johnston wasn’t playing by Grant’s script. Instead of waiting for Grant to combine armies with Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell, Johnston moved north for a surprise attack. It almost worked. But after taking a beating the first day, a resolute Grant rallied his army and pushed the Confederates back, salvaging victory from what appeared to be certain defeat and further opening the Confederacy’s vulnerable Western flank. But Shiloh was also a sobering wake-up call for both sides. With carnage on a scale not seen before, all illusions of a short and low-cost war were shattered.

Learn why Grant was caught off guard, and how the Union Army was able to prevail in this gruesome battle. The Battle Digest summary includes all the key aspects of the campaign and battle, including maps, images, and lessons learned.






Christopher J. Petty is a retired Army Brigadier General, a graduate of West Point, and the U.S. Army War College. His career spanned multiple commands, including combat operations during the Iraq "Surge" and a NATO command in Bosnia. Chris's unique blend of three decades of military experience, the love of history, and a passion for understanding the timeless lessons of war, make Battle Digest a unique, time-saving, and powerful resource. Michael Haskew is the author of West Point 1915: Eisenhower, Bradley and the Class the Stars Fell On, and Appomattox, The Last Days of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. He has written numerous other books and contributed to many others. He has also authored many magazine, periodic, and newspaper articles during a 37-year career in journalism. He is the editor of WWII History Magazine. He resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee.