Battle of Shiloh - April 7, 1862
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1) The Southern soldiers had withdrawn south into Prentiss's and
Sherman's former camps, and Polk's corps retired all the way to the April
5 Confederate bivouac, southwest of Pittsburg Landing.
How many miles
southwest of Pittsburg Landing?
- 2 miles
- 4 miles
- 6 miles
2) No line of battle was formed, and few if any commands were
resupplied with ammunition. The soldiers were consumed by the need to
locate food, water, and shelter for a much-needed night's rest.
3. Beauregard, unaware that he was now outnumbered, planned to continue
the attack and drive Grant into the river. To his surprise, Union forces
started moving forward in a massive counterattack at dawn; Grant and Buell
launched their attacks separately; coordination occurred only down at the
Who's division was the first to see action, at the extreme
right of the Union line, crossing Tilghman Branch around 7 a.m. and
driving back the brigade of Col. Preston Pond.
- Lew Wallace
- Henry Winkler
- Morgan Curtis
4) How long did it take to locate Gen. Polk and bring up his division
from its bivouac to the southwest.
- Over two hours
- Over four hours
- Over six hours
5) After heavy fighting, Crittenden's division recaptured the Hornet's
Nest area by late morning, but Crittenden and Nelson were both repulsed by
determined counterattacks launched by Breckinridge.
6) In early afternoon, Beauregard launched a series of counterattacks
from the area, aiming to ensure control of the Corinth Road.
these counterattacks from?
- Humphrey's Peak
- Shiloh Church
- Tennessee River
7) The Union right was temporarily driven back by these assaults at
Water Oaks Pond. Crittenden, reinforced by Tuttle, seized the road
junction of the Hamburg-Purdy and East Corinth Roads, driving the
Confederates into Prentiss's old camps.
8) Nelson resumed his attack and seized the heights overlooking Locust
Grove Branch by late afternoon. Beauregard's final counterattack was
flanked and repulsed when Grant moved a brigade forward.
Who was the
- Col. James C. Veatch's
- Col. John "Jack" Hill's
- Col. Sam Stieger's
9) Realizing that he had lost the initiative and that he was low on
ammunition and food, Beauregard knew he could go no further. He withdrew
beyond Shiloh Church, using 5,000 men under Breckinridge as a covering
force, massing Confederate batteries at the church and on the ridge south
of Shiloh Branch.
How many men were killed, wounded, or missing?
10) Grant's reluctance to act could have been the unusual command
relationship he had with Buell. Although Grant was the senior officer and
technically was in command of both armies, Buell made it quite clear
throughout the two days that he was acting independently.