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Lighter Lyr Add: The Battle of Shiloh (3) RE: Lyr Add: The Battle of Shiloh 17 Jun 20


The Fitzgerald version is longer and more detailed.

And yes, Day One looked like a Union rout, but the South was driven back on Day Two and returned to Mississippi, leaving West Tennessee permanently in Union hands.

Southern victory? It's hard to see how, but apologists have been making the case for over 150 years, primarily on the basis that General Grant did not pursue and destroy the rebel army.

Especially in the South, the Civil War was romanticized in literature, largely because the real thing was so awful. It couldn't be ignored, but people did not want to think about the reality.

According to one eyewitness, "The horror...is beyond, far beyond, all imagination."


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