Shiloh And The Western Campaign Of 1862

O. Edward Cunningham

The bloody and decisive two-day battle of Shiloh (April 6-7, 1862) changed the entire course of the American Civil War. The stunning Northern victory thrust Union commander Ulysses S. Grant into the national spotlight, claimed the life of Confederate commander Albert S.
Publication date:
September 2007
Publisher :
Savas Beatie
Editor :
Timothy B. Smmith, Gary D. Joiner
Language:
English
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781932714340

Dimensions : 152 X 228 cm
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£14.99
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Overview
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• Incisive study of the battle that changed the course of the American civil warSuberbly researched and written by respected civil war scholarDramatic recounting of one the the bloodiest battles of the entire war

The bloody and decisive two-day battle of Shiloh (April 6–7, 1862) changed the entire course of the American Civil War. The stunning Northern victory thrust Union commander Ulysses S. Grant into the national spotlight, claimed the life of Confederate commander Albert S. Johnston, and forever buried the notion that the Civil War would be a short conflict. Shiloh was one of the bloodiest battles of the entire war, with nearly 24,000 men killed, wounded, and missing.

Edward Cunningham, a young Ph.D. candidate studying under the legendary T. Harry Williams at Louisiana State University, researched and wrote Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862 in 1966. Although it remained unpublished, many Shiloh experts and park rangers consider it to be the best overall examination of the battle ever written. Indeed, Shiloh historiography is just now catching up with Cunningham, who was decades ahead of modern scholarship.

Western Civil War historians Gary D. Joiner and Timothy B. Smith have resurrected Cunningham's beautifully written and deeply researched manuscript from its undeserved obscurity. Fully edited and richly annotated with updated citations and observations, original maps, and a complete order of battle and table of losses, Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862 will be welcomed by everyone who enjoys battle history at its finest.