battle time line shiloh

  • bull run

    battle leasding up to shiloh
  • start

    In April 1862 General Ulysses S. Grant's army was encamped along the Tennessee River just north of the Mississippi border
  • suprise

    April 6, Johnston's force surprised Grant in an attack that slowly pushed the Union troops back from the high ground they occupied towards the Tennessee River
  • 6:00 am start

    Johnston's army was deployed for battle
  • 7:30am

    At about 7:30 a.m. from his position in the rear, Beauregard ordered the corps of Polk and Breckinridge forward on the left and right of the line, diluting their effectiveness
  • 8:30am

    sound of artillery fire arriving about 8:30 a.m
  • 8:00

    On the main Union defensive line, starting at about 9:00 a.m
  • 2:300pm

    A large portion of the Union survivors, numbering from 2,200 to 2,400 men, were captured
  • the second day

    On April 7, the combined Union armies numbered 45,000 men
  • 5:pm

    Confederate forces kept the Union forces in position on the Corinth Road until 5 p.m.
  • map

  • the third day

    On April 8, Grant sent Sherman south along the Corinth Road
  • victory

    Union forces victory on April 8
  • casualties

    Union casualties were 13,047
  • south casualties

    Confederate casualties were 10,699