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Shiloh, 1862 by Winston Groom

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Americans were horrified by the more than 5,000 casualties suffered in the first major fighting of the Civil War, at the Battle of Bull Run in 1861, but those losses were eclipsed by the 23,000 dead, wounded, and captured at the Battle of Shiloh. The Union army's victory at Shiloh unleashed a bloodier and more destructive phase of the war and brought Union generals Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman to national prominence, while the Confederate army suffered the crippling loss of general Albert Sydney Johnston. Shiloh, 1862: The First Great and Terrible Battle of the Civil War was published for the 150th anniversary of the battle this year, Groom's account is perfect for the general reader, complementing Shelby Foote's classic narrative of the Civil War.

Chris @ Bay View


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