Civil War Era Studies
Everyone is and has been talking about the Shiloh 150th commemoration, whether it be the NPS event starting this week or the battle reenactment that took place this past weekend. It has been called the 'Antietam of the West.' All the events surrounding its 150th anniversary have been heralded as being one of 'the big ones' this year. Over 23,000 casualties of both sides in two days - a pretty significant and bloody battle. [excerpt]
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Smiley, Vanessa, "Guest Post: Fear and Loathing at Shiloh" (2012). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 144.