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Union Commander Ulysses S. Thousands of green soldiers on each side failed to fight well.
Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, A. Johnston was wounded while on the Confederate right and died at about p. Command devolved on Beauregard, who called off the attacks in the evening. On 7 April, Beauregard, unsupported and with no reinforcements from Confederate General Van Dorn, was unable to stop Union counterattacks. Casualties at Shiloh exceeded those suffered by Americans in all previous wars combined. The carnage shocked people in both the North and the South. One division A. Union General George B. McClellan, with nearly 70, men, launched heavy assaults in three sectors of the battlefield.
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His goal was to grind Lee down and cut him off from the Potomac River, his line of retreat. The Union assaults were not coordinated, however. Lee barely held his position on September 17 and remained on the field for another day before retreating across the Potomac. Photographs from the battlefield caused a sensation.
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Grant resumed heavy assaults on May 6. Longstreet arrived just in time to repair the line. This was a great loss to the Army of Northern Virginia. Union General Rosecrans concentrated his army just south of Chattanooga in the valley of Chickamauga Creek by September Bragg wanted to cut Rosecrans off from Chattanooga.
Then Bragg planned to trap and envelop Rosecrans. Fighting started on the September 19 as it had at Gettysburg, with a cavalry and infantry skirmish that escalated into a general engagement. There was no decisive result after the first day.
After Rosecrans and about one-third of the Union army fled the field, George H. Thomas conducted a tenacious defense on Snodgrass Hill on the Union left and withdrew in good order. Although it was a tactical victory, Chickamauga failed to convey any long-term advantage to the Confederates.
After the horrifying fighting at The Battle of the Wilderness, Grant pressed southward rather than retreating. The Federals enjoyed initial success, but the Confederates counterattacked and stabilized the line. Various engagements between May 13 and May 21 yielded no decisive result, and the armies proceeded south after Spotsylvania, having reached no clear decision. The armies made contact near Gettysburg on June 30 and fought the largest battle of the war on July 1—3, Two Union infantry corps were badly mauled.
The Federals just managed to hang on to high ground south of Gettysburg. Meade himself arrived on the field that night; more troops from both sides also arrived.
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