CIVIL WAR MAP OF THE FIELD OF SHILOH IN TENNESSEE

 

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AUTHOR:

MATZ, OTTO H.

TITLE:

Map of the Field of Shiloh, near Pittsburgh Landing, Tenn., shewing the positions of the U.S. Forces under the Command of Maj. Genl. U.S. Grant [&c.] on the 6th and 7th of April 1862... J. Bien, New York

CONDITION:

17 1/2” x 25”. Black & white lithograph with some spot color. Light waterstain in lower left corner. One tear repaired.

DATE:

c.1862

DESCRIPTION:

After the fall of Forts Henry and Donelson in February 1862, the Confederate forces under General Albert Sydney Johnston withdrew from Tennessee, and concentrated at the crucial railroad junction of Corinth, Mississippi. Grant followed, occupied nearby Pittsburgh Landing on the Tennessee River, and threatened Johnston’s position. Realizing that Grant would soon receive insurmountable reinforcements, Johnston decided to take the initiative, and surprised him at Shiloh near Pittsburgh Landing on the morning of April 6. The Union army suffered serious casualties but managed to hold until over 20,000 fresh troops arrived the next morning. Recognizing its peril, the Confederate army retreated. Their inability to drive Grant back into central Tennessee sealed the fate of the Confederate cause in the Mississippi Valley.

REFERENCES:

Stephenson, Civil War Maps, #436 (another edition reproduced on pp. 196-197).

Inventory No. 7246

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