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Battle of Shiloh - Fallen Timbers, April 8, 1862

What do you know about Battle of Shiloh?
Try this Alan’s US Civil War History Quiz.
Check Your Answers” at the end of the page.

Take 2 points for each right answer.  Maximum this page: 18 points!

1). On April 8, who did Grant send south along the Corinth Road on a reconnaissance in force to ascertain if the Confederates had retreated, or if they were regrouping to resume their attacks?Battle of Shiloh by Thure de Thulstrup

  1. Sheridan
  2. Sherman
  3. McCook

2) Two infantry brigades from his division, along with two battalions of cavalry, and they met up with Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Wood's division of Buell's army.

  • True or False?

3) Six miles southwest of Pittsburg Landing, Sherman's men came upon a clear field in which an extensive camp was erected, including a Confederate field hospital, protected by 300 troopers of Southern cavalry.
Who commanded the cavalry unit?

  1. Nathan Bedford Forrest
  2. John S. Mosby
  3. George C. Morgan

4) What covered the road approaching the field for over 200 yards?

  1. Quarry rocks
  2. Fallen trees
  3. Over turned wagons

5) As skirmishers from the approached, having difficulty clearing the road, the southern commandeer ordered a charge, producing a wild melee with Southern troopers firing shotguns and revolvers and brandishing sabers, nearly resulting in the capture of Sherman.
What was the regiment?

  1. 77th Ohio Infantry
  2. 77th Illinois Infantry
  3. 77th Indiana Infantry

6) As a brigade began forming in line of battle, the Southern troopers started to retreat at the sight of the strong force, and the Southern commander, who was well in advance of his men, came within a few yards of the Union soldiers before realizing he was all alone.
Who commanded the Union brigade?

  1. Col. Jesse Hildebrand
  2. Col. Nate Turner
  3. Col. Ira Hayes

7) A Union soldier shoved his musket into Southern commander's side and fired, striking him above the hip, penetrating to the spine. Although he was seriously wounded, he was able to stay on horseback and escape; he survived both the wound and the war.

  • True or False?

8) How many men did the Union lose, mostly captured during the Southern charge, in an incident that has been remembered with the name "Fallen Timbers".

  1. 100 men
  2. 200 men
  3. 300 men

9) After capturing the Confederate field hospital, Sherman encountered the rear of Breckinridge's covering force and, determining that the enemy was making no signs of renewing its attack, withdrew back to camp.

  • True or False?

Battle of Shiloh - Fallen Timbers, April 8, 1862
[Answers]

1) B. 2) True 3) A. 4) B. 5) A. 6) A. 7) True 8) A. 9) True

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