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2012 All School Read: Reading Guide and Other Information

Battlefield Maps

Click on Links At Bottom for Larger-Sized Images

Hand-drawn Map of Battlefield by Shelby Foote

Shiloh Military Action Map, Day One

Shiloh Military Action Map, Day Two

The Battle of Shiloh



Bloody Shiloh...

No soldier who took part in the two day’s engagement at Shiloh ever spoiled for a fight again,” recalled one Union veteran. “We wanted a square, stand-up fight [and] got all we wanted of it.” Besides preserving the site of the bloody April 1862 battle in Tennessee, the park commemorates the subsequent siege, battle, and occupation of the key railroad junction at nearby Corinth, Mississippi.

Click here for the National Park Service's website on the battlefield.

Contextual Words and Phrases (with links to more information)


Iceland Moss

Smoothbore Flintlock Rifle


Horse Pistols

Wide-Awake Hat

Glossary of Civil War Terms

Editorial Review

Publisher's Weekly:  In the deep South during the late 1950s, three bumbling white crooks kidnap the grandson of the richest black man in Memphis. ``Foote . . . has put together a very effective combination of suspense novel and family novel,'' said PW . ``The violent ending is completely convincing, exciting, yet not totally downbeat.''

Jeff Shaara's New Book on Shiloh: A Blaze of Glory