Episode 140

The Battle of Shiloh

Shiloh means "Place of Peace" in Hebrew - which was a complete misnomer for two days in April of 1862 as the Union and Confederate armies slugged it out in what was the first "great battle" of the war

Shiloh means “Place of Peace” in Hebrew – which was a complete misnomer for two days in April of 1862 as the Union and Confederate armies slugged it out in what was the first “great battle” of the war with casualties over those two days being almost the same as all the major wars the US had previously fought.

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  • Thomas A. Mulhall

    Another great episode. Sadly, the story about Bedford Forrest using the Union soldier as a shield is almost certainly apocryphal.

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