Attached is a brief essay that sums up the 1862 Battle of Shiloh and the indispensable roll General Grant played in that battle:
"Bull Run, the first Southern victory of the American Civil War, was followed by others. Nor did the tide of battle turn in favor of the North until General Ulysses S. Grant won in Tennessee the hard fought struggle of Shiloh. This was in April of 1862. Grant first besieged and captured Fort Donelson, then advanced until he was suddenly assailed at Shiloh by the entire army which the Confederates had gathered in the West..."
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General Grant's march on Richmond.
Click here to read about General Grant's Chief of Staff, General John Rawlins.