Battle of Shiloh[Source](<a href='http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/shiloh.html)' >source</a>The morning of the battle, 40,000 confederate soldiers (under Gen Johnston) attacked Union soldiers (Under Ulysses S. Grant) near the Tennessee river. The Confederate soldiers drove the Union soldiers from their camps, to a road known as the "Hornet's Nest" where they prepared a battle line. The Union barely held through the night, until their reenforcements arrived the next morning. The outnumbered Confederate army withdrew from the battlefield. The battle resulted in over 23,000 casualties.
Battle of Wilderness, VAsourceGen. Grant and his Union troops set out to gain control of the Confederate Capitol of Richmond, VA. Gen. Lee and his troops sought to defend thier Capitol. Fighting began in the Wilderness. Due to the location, much of the brush caught fire, causing the wounded to die from suffocation or the fire itself. Confusion errupted, causing many to fire at their own soldiers, and only being able to navigate by the sound of the gunshots. Niether side made any advance.