1862

April 6-7th

Battle of Pittsburg Landing/Battle of Shiloh. C.S. forces under Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston surprise Federal troops under Grant. After Buell’s Army of the Ohio reinforces the Union Lines during the night, Grant prevails, but with tremendous losses. Confederate Losses: 1,723 dead, 8,012 wounded, 959 missing. Union Losses: 1,754 dead, 8,408 wounded, 2,885 missing. This is the bloodiest battle in U.S. History to this point. The 23,746 casualties (dead, wounded, and/or missing) represent more than the American battle-related casualties of the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Mexican- American War combined. The dead included Confederate commander Albert Sidney Johnston and Union General W.H.L. Wallace. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, now commanding the C.S. forces, withdraws to Corinth, MS.

> Letter, 1st Illinois Lt Artillery soldier writes about vivid action shortly after Shiloh and Corinth.

15th Iowa soldier writes of “deathblow to secessionism” after Shiloh fight.

> 25th Alabama soldier tells story of Battle of Shiloh

> Volunteers for Andrew’s Raiders – the Great Locomotive Chase – were chosen in Shelbyville, TN.

> To access a single page linking to all the Shiloh Tennessee Historical markers visit this page.

Tennessee Historical marker, Shelbyville in Bedford County, Tennessee,Andrew’s Raiders

On this knoll, members of the Federal party which attempted to destroy the Western & Atlantic R.R. in 1862, assembled before starting their foray. It started with seizure of the engine “General” and ended with recapture of the engine at the Georgia state line the same day. Several of the party were subsequently hanged.
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1863

April 7

Skirmish at Liberty.

April 7-11

Wheeler’s Raid on Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad.

1864

Longstreet’s command is ordered to return to Virginia; Buckner’s small force near Bristol are now the only Confederates remaining in East Tennessee.

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