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Battle of Shiloh - Aftermath

What do you know about Battle of Shiloh?
Try this Alan’s US Civil War History Quiz.
Check Your Answers” at the end of the page.

Take 2 points for each right answer.  Maximum this page: 20 points!

1) Many credited Buell with taking control of the broken Union forces and leading them to victory on April 7.  Calls for Grant's removal overwhelmed the White House.Battle of Shiloh by Thure de Thulstrup

  • True or False?

2) Who replied with one of his most famous quotations about Grant: "I can't spare this man; he fights?"

  1. President Lincoln
  2. Secretary of War Stanton
  3. Secretary of Defense Gates

3) Who emerged as an immediate hero, his steadfastness under fire and amid chaos atoning for his previous melancholy and his defensive lapses preceding the battle?

  1. Buell
  2. Sherman
  3. Sheridan

4) Grant's career suffered temporarily in the aftermath of Shiloh.  Henry W. Halleck combined and reorganized his armies, relegating Grant to the powerless position.
What was the position?

  1. Second-in-command
  2. General of the Cavalry
  3. I Corps Commander

5) Halleck was promoted to be general in chief of all the Union armies, and with his departure for the East, Grant was restored to command.

  • True or False?

6) Command of the Army of Mississippi fell to one of the Corps commanders, who was promoted to full general on April 6. In the fall of 1862, he led it on an unsuccessful invasion of Kentucky, culminating in his retreat from the Battle of Perryville.
Who became commander?

  1. William J. Hardee
  2. John C. Breckinridge
  3. Braxton Bragg

7) This total of 23,746 men (counting both sides) represented more than the American battle-related casualties of the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Mexican-American War combined.

  • True or False?

8) The dead included the Confederate army's commander, Albert Sidney Johnston.
Who was the highest ranking Union general killed?

  1. W.H.L. Wallace
  2. George Wallace, Jr.
  3. Booker T. Montgomery

9) Both sides were shocked at the carnage. None suspected that three more years of such bloodshed remained in the war and that eight larger and bloodier battles were yet to come.
Who came to realize that his prediction of one great battle bringing the war to a close was probably not destined to happen.

  1. U.S. Grant
  2. W.T. Sherman
  3. R.E. Lee

10) Shiloh Church at the battlefield survived the battle.  It is maintained by by the Tennessee Sons of Confederate Veterans organization.

  • True or False?

Battle of Shiloh - Aftermath [Answers]

1) True 2) A. 3) B. 4) A. 5) True 6) C. 7) True 8) A. 9) A. 10) False. The original church building did not survive the battle.  The present-day structure is a reproduction erected in 2003 on the historical site by the Tennessee Sons of Confederate Veterans organization.

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