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Battle of Shiloh.

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The Battle of Shiloh took place on April 6-7, 1862. Although General Albert Johnston and his Confederate Army executed a surprise sneak attack on General Ulysses S. Grant and his Union Army at Shiloh, Tennessee; storm activiity and delayed orders enabled the Union Army to move into postion and defeat the Confederate Army. The Union Victory at The Battle of Shiloh resulted in the death of General Albert Johnston and the evacuation of the Confederate Army from Tennessee.

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General Grant was waiting for his army to be joined by General Buell's Army. All the while, as General Buell's Army was late for their rendevous with General Grant's Army, Confederate General Johnston launched his surprise attack. Johnston ordered his men to execute several frontal assaults on the center of Grant's Army known as the Hornets Nest. Finally, Johnston led a final assault on the Hornets Nest in which he sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the leg. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard immediately took command of the Confederate Army. Beauregard ordered heavy artillery fire on The Hornets Nest, which was blown apart. Day one belong to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, but not the entire Battle of Shiloh. General Buell's Mem finally showed up, and the Confederate Army was now vastly out numbered. After Buell joined forces with U.S. Grant, The Union defeated the Confederacy at The Battle of Shiloh, and Grant's Army continued with their movement towards Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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