Grimsley & Woodworth, Shiloh: A Battlefield Guide

Shiloh: A Battlefield Guide, by Mark Grimsley and Steven E. Woodworth

Peabody’s Battle Line, McCuller’s Field, Stuart’s Defense, the Peach Orchard, and Hell’s Hollow—these monuments mark some of the critical moments in the battle of Shiloh but offer the visitor only the most meager sense of what happened on the banks of the Tennessee in April 1862. This battlefield guide breathes life into Civil War history, giving readers a clear picture of the setting at the time of engagement, who was where, and when and how the battle progressed.

Designed to lead the user on a one-day tour of one of the most important battlefields of the war, the guide provides precise directions to all the key locations in a manner reflecting how the battle itself unfolded. A wealth of maps, vivid descriptions, and careful but accessible analysis makes plain the sweep of events and the geography of the battlefield, enhancing the experience of Shiloh for the serious student, the casual visitor, and the armchair tourist alike.

Read the table of contents, introduction, and sample stop. (Adobe PDF format)

Bison Books. An Imprint of University of Nebraska Press
xvi, 176 pp.
Illus., maps.
ISBN: 0-8032-7100-X
$19.95 (full retail, but available on for $12.97)