Key facts about the American Civil War Battle of Shiloh.
Also known as:
- Battle of Pittsburg Landing
- April 6-7, 1862
- Hardin County, in southwestern Tennessee
- Federal Penetration up the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers
Principal Union commander(s):
- Major General Ulysses S. Grant and Major General Don Carlos Buell
Principal Confederate commander(s):
- General Albert Sidney Johnston and General P.G.T. Beauregard
Union forces engaged:
- Army of the Tennessee, Army of the Ohio
Confederate forces engaged:
- Army of Mississippi
Number of Union soldiers engaged:
- Roughly 76,000
Number of Confederate soldiers engaged:
- Roughly 44,500
Estimated Union casualties:
- 13,000 (killed, wounded, missing/captured)
Estimated Confederate casualties:
- 13,500 (killed, wounded, missing/captured)
- Union victory
- 1,754 Union soldiers were killed at the Battle of Shiloh.
- 1,728 Confederate soldiers were killed at the Battle of Shiloh.
- Ulysses S. Grant’s career suffered temporarily in the aftermath of Shiloh because of rumors of his drunkenness at the time of the attack.
- The Battle of Shiloh resulted in the defeat of the Confederate army and frustration of General Albert Sidney Johnston’s plans to prevent the joining of the Union Army of the Tennessee and the Army of the Ohio in Tennessee.
- Combined casualties at the Battle of Shiloh represented more than the American battle-related casualties of the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Mexican-American War combined.