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During the night of the April 5 1862 Confederate commander Albert S Johnston was sound asleep Throughout his life he had reoccurring dreams in which a unicorn with the name Shiloh would appear and foretell what was to transpire within the next twenty-four hours The unicorn stood tall and majestic with hair snow white and a horn of golden color that shimmered when light touched it Its eyes were that of one which had seen much and obtained knowledge others couldnt even claim to possess That night the unicorn appeared in his dreams and enlightened him with such information It told of what was to take place when he arrived at the Union encampment at Pittsburg Landing of the Battle that would go on to be called Shiloh named after a meetinghouse 3 miles from the Landing Then the unicorn spoke of his death This was to be the last battle fought by Johnston and his death was described to him in vivid detail He woke up in a cold sweat knowing that what the unicorn had said should be taken seriously because all it speaks of is truth By that time the first signs of morning were beginning to take place The world was starting to wake up Johnston and his troops headed towards the Union encampment and upon their arrival they achieved complete surprise which was what the Confederates had anticipated Due to the fact that neither side had ever fought in a battle in their lives there was mass confusion The Rebels were defeating the Federals position one after another but the Union commander Ulysses S Grant ordered for his troops to block the sunken road in which the Confederates were traveling on no matter what Shots were fired at the Federals but it did not faze them at least not until the Confederate army obtained sixty-two cannons and started firing them at point black range down the
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