Battle Of Shiloh Thesis

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His 1862 triumphs at Fort Henry and Fort Donelson in western Tennessee won him the nickname “Unconditional Surrender” Grant, and placed him before the public eye. However, when a surprise attack by Confederate forces at the Battle of Shiloh yielded devastating casualties during the first day's fighting, President Abraham Lincoln received several demands for Grant's removal from command. Nevertheless, Lincoln refused, stating, “I can’t spare this man. He fights.” The following day, Grant's Army - bolstered by troops under Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell - fended off Confederate advances and ultimately won the day.

Grant’s hard-won victory at Vicksburg, Mississippi, in May of 1863 was a strategic masterpiece. On May 1, 1863, Grant's army crossed

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  • Explains that grant's 1862 triumphs at fort henry and fort donelson in western tennessee won him the nickname "unconditional surrender" grant, and placed him before the public eye.
  • Describes how grant's hard-won victory at vicksburg, mississippi, in may of 1863 was a strategic masterpiece.
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