By Larry Hama
The first significant Civil struggle conflict within the Western theater, Shiloh got here as a scary surprise to either the yankee public and people in fingers. On April 6, 1862, accomplice forces staged a shock assault at the Union military encamped alongside the Tennessee River. combating was once fierce as common furnish struggled to carry off the enemy till his reinforcements arrived the next day in order that he may well 'Whip 'em tomorrow'. although approximately pushed into the Tennessee River, the Union military might finally declare victory - gained at an expensive expense. With approximately 24,000 overall casualties in days' struggling with, 'Bloody Shiloh' served as a warning call to the kingdom, asserting that the continued struggle for the Union will be devastating for each side.
Surprise assault! brings to existence one of many Civil War's bloodiest battles in hugely obtainable photograph novel layout. it's also 8 pages of authoritative historical past info putting Shiloh in its historic context, detailing the foremost gamers, and describing the build-up to the combating and its aftermath.