General Pierre T G Beauregard Shiloh. It shares the same etymology as the Hebrew word “Shalom”. Shiloh was a small Methodist Church near the battlefield that gave its name as the moniker for the first real battle of the American Civil War after Manassas. It means “Place of Peace” Elsie Duncan Hurt’s slave nurse […]


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Battle Of Shiloh, April 6th – 7th, 1862

by Daniel Russ on July 6, 2010

Shiloh was fought for stakes that were nothing less than control of the upper Mississippi Valley. Robert E. Lee was looking for a surprise attack on Union troops that were on a rare roll of minor victories against the Army of Northern Virginia. At Shiloh, he looked a bit like Napoleon Bonaparte; the Grand Armee […]