The Shiloh Campaign
- Civil War Campaigns in the Heartland
- Narrated by: Samuel F.
- Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-27-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
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The eight talented contributors dissect the campaign's fundamental events, many of which have not received adequate attention before now. John R. Lundberg examines the role of Albert Sidney Johnston, the prized Confederate commander who recovered impressively after a less-than-stellar performance at forts Henry and Donelson only to die at Shiloh; Alexander Mendoza analyzes the crucial, and perhaps decisive, struggle to defend the Union's left; Timothy B. Smith investigates the persistent legend that the Hornet's Nest was the spot of the hottest fighting at Shiloh; Steven E. Woodworth follows Lew Wallace's controversial march to the battlefield and shows why Ulysses S. Grant never forgave him; Gary D. Joiner provides the deepest analysis available of action by the Union gunboats; Grady McWhiney describes P. G. T. Beauregard's decision to stop the first day's attack and takes issue with his claim of victory; and Charles D. Grear shows the battle's impact on Confederate soldiers, many of whom did not consider the battle a defeat for their side. In the final chapter, Brooks D. Simpson analyzes how command relationships - specifically the interactions among Grant, Henry Halleck, William T. Sherman, and Abraham Lincoln - affected the campaign and debunks commonly held beliefs about Grant's reactions to Shiloh's aftermath.
The Shiloh Campaign will enhance readers' understanding of a pivotal battle that helped unlock the western theater to Union conquest. It is sure to inspire further study of and debate about one of the American Civil War's momentous campaigns.
The book is published by Southern Illinois University Press.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Macavine on 05-04-15
Subject matter good, narration distracting
What did you love best about The Shiloh Campaign?
I really liked the viewpoints that contradict most of the mainstream versions of the battle.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The worst thing was the cadence of the narrator. It was often disjointed with awkward pauses in mid sentence.