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  1. Approximately 2.5 thousand men died in the battle, and a further 21 thousand were wounded, missing or captured, making it the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War at that time. Number of...

  2. Battle of Shiloh: Casualties and Significance The cost of the victory was high. More than 13,000 of Grant’s and Buell’s approximately 62,000 troops were killed, wounded, captured or missing. Of...

  3. Show map of Tennessee Show map of the United States Show all. The Battle of Shiloh (also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing) was an early battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, fought April 6–7, 1862, in southwestern Tennessee. The battle is named after a small church in the vicinity named Shiloh which ironically ...

  4. Hardin County, TN | Apr 6 - 7, 1862. The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, allowed Union troops to penetrate the Confederate interior. The carnage was unprecedented, with the human toll being the greatest of any war on the American continent up to that date.

  5. Roughly 2% of the population, an estimated 620,000 men, lost their lives in the line of duty. Taken as a percentage of today's population, the toll would have risen as high as 6 million souls. The Numbers Illustrated The human cost of the Civil War was beyond anybody's expectations.

  6. Sadly, The Civil War, The true fact was they were all Americans, Brothers, Fathers, Uncles, Sons, Yes many a family had people on both sides of the firing line, 620,000 in the Civil War alone. All were Brave fighting for causes they believed in, and there was right and wrong on both sides, Yes, The Saddest War and most costly for America. Alex Pham

  7. From Publishers Weekly: The bloodbath at Shiloh, Tenn. (April 6-7, 1862), brought an end to any remaining innocence in the Civil War. The combined 23,000 casualties that the two armies inflicted on each other in two days shocked North and South alike. Ulysses S. Grant kept his head and managed, with reinforcements, to win a hard-fought victory.

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