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FC: The Battle of Shiloh | By: Sarah Myers
1: The Civil war was a decisive battle fought between the North and South. Slavery was one of the main causes of this war. The South had a need for slaves because the cotton era was booming, but slaves were treated horribly. The North wanted to abolish slavery, and when Abraham Lincoln became president the South seceded. Even though the South seceded, the North refused to think of them as their own country. This angered the South, and they refused to give the Union one of their forts which caused a battle that began the war. The Civil War wasn't just a war fought between the two sides, it was a war between
2: The Battle of Shiloh lasted two days and was one of the bloodiest and brutal battles in the Civil War. The battle was fought near a small church named Shiloh in Tennessee...
3: General Grant and around 40,000 troops were heading along the Tennessee River toward Corinth, Mississippi and stopped to wait for additional troops to join them. But Confederate generals, ALbert Sidney Johnston and Beauregard decided to | launch a surprise attack on the Union before the extra troops got there.
4: On the morning of APril 6, 1862 Confederate troops started the attack! The first day the Union was surprised and was driven back to the Tennessee River. But the second day the Union troops recovered and were helped by the new troops brought in. The battle lasted two days and was one of the most brutal battles in the war.
5: The Confederates had such high hopes of winning, but were defeated by the Union. Combined, more than 20,000 people were killed or wounded. The Confederate General, Johnston also died and the Union was on their way to Controlling the Mississippi River!