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With these fresh and provocative essays, some of the western theater’s most stellar historians offer new perspectives on the battle of Shiloh and its key participants. This first volume in the new series Civil War Campaigns in the Heartland sets the stage for future titles that will make important contributions to the study of the military contest waged between North and South in the often overlooked West.”Glenn W. LaFantasie, author of Gettysburg Heroes
“This stimulating collection of essays explains better than many full narratives of the battle why the Union won at Shiloh. Equally, it clarifies the battle’s crucial role in the context of the wider conflict. Woodworth and his contributors present a sterling example of how the western theater shaped and dictated the course of the Civil War.”—Daniel E. Sutherland, editor of Guerrillas, Unionists, and Violence on the Confederate Home Front
In researching material for an upcoming program the book has helped in filling in the gaps in others. Read morePublished 22 months ago by K. McCulloch
It was pointed out to me that "Shiloh was merely the biggest battle in the Corinth campaign." (which is really the correct way of looking at it--Corinth, MS, was Grant's real... Read morePublished on August 28, 2010 by Kenneth H. Hansgen
The Civil War battle at Shiloh was the first really monster battle of that sanguinary conflict. Two days of desperate fighting bloodies both Union and Confederate forces. Read morePublished on May 22, 2010 by Steven Peterson