April 6-7, 1862: Battle of Shiloh ends in Union victory

Confederate forces under General Albert Sidney Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard launch a surprise attack on Ulysses S. Grant’s army on April 6, but heavy Union reinforcements turn the tide on April 7 and force the Confederates back to Corinth.

Image:  Uniform coat of Capt. T. Otis Baker of the 10th Mississippi Infantry which fought in the Battle of Shiloh.

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