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The Battle of Shiloh 1962 The Battle of Shiloh was one of bloodiest battles of the civilWar In fact it was one of the bloodiest battles fought on Tennessee soil The battle was actually fought in Pittsburgh Landing Tennessee The battle Was named after a church in the area were the wounded and dead were Taken The pre- battle the battle and the post battle were all important to Before the Battle of Shiloh was fought a lot of important things happened which made the battle very important The confederates had just sustained very hard losses at Forts Henry and Donelson After these losses Gen Joseph Johnston was placed in charge of the remaining forces GenJohnston set his headquarters in Jackson Tennessee and started forming the Army of MississippiDiscovering US History The Battle of Shilohwhen Gen Grant started landing at shiloh Gen Albert Johnston left Nashville to take command of the newly formed Army of Mississippi which The union had come off some major victories were not aware of the army of Mississippi Gen grant was moving into TN with 45000 men and was going to get 25000 more from Gen Buell who was coming from Columbia They were delayed The actual battle lasted two days the first day is when most of the battle was fought The confederate plan was to surprise the union This plan worked the union was caught off guard and the confederates pushed back the union Even though the union out numberedthem the element of surprise took toll The confederates broke through the union lines and won the first day of battle That night Gen Buell arrived with a fleet ofboats firing Buells army landed on land The next day the union set out to reclaim the land they lost With fresh troops and the confederates tired the union reclaimed the land they lost This time the element of surprise was not there
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