Bittersweet Success at Shiloh

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Bittersweet Success at Shiloh! Confederate surprise attack fails, leaves a quarter of our 100,000 troops dead By: Manuel Vazquez Shiloh, Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee. A cowardly and vicious 2-ːday surprise attack on Union forces concluded yesterday with a victory on our part, but not without losses. According to reports, the losses were due to a series of fatal blunders which resulted in a worst-ːcase scenario battle. The first mistake made was made by Major General Henry W. Halleck, who, after having forced the Confederate general Albert Sydney Johnson into retreat, failed to give chase, thus allowing Johnson to reform his troops. The second mistake came when Brigadier-ːGeneral William T. Sherman made the decision to station his troops in Pittsburg Landing without performing proper and regular reconnaissance of the area; this proved to be fatal, since close by there lied the Confederate base. When Maj. General Ulysses S. Grant arrived, he stationed his troops 8 miles north of Sherman's, in a river town known as Savanna. Here, he made the final mistake:
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  • Spring '12
  • ProfessorHyatt
  • Biology, Ulysses S. Grant, Pittsburg Landing, Albert Sydney Johnson

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