#14 Fight to the Finish Shiloh, Tennessee April 7, 1862


Shiloh, Tenn. Apr. 7, 1862

UNION HELP ARRIVES; REBELS RETREAT

After fighting a losing battle for 24 hours, General Grant's reinforcements arrived at Shiloh and turned back the Confederate forces. The reinforcements were brought by Generals Buell and Wallace. Once the fresh divisions arrived, Grant's men stopped their back-slide and regained all of the ground that they had lost the previous day. In the battle, Confederate General Sidney Johnston was killed. The general was shot in the leg and bled to death before his personal physician reached him. Ironically the doctor was treating wounded Union soldiers at the time. Only yesterday, Johnston led the attack that surprised the Northern soldiers at their breakfast table.