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 Posted: Mon Sep 29th, 2008 05:02 am
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Who really won the battle of Shiloh?  I am reading a book now that seems to think it was a draw based on the fact both armies ended up the same as they started with the exception of those killed.

Finally went back to Old Blue's first post. I can only figure that some books covering old territory need a fresh argument to become interesting. I'd guess claiming that Shiloh was a draw would interest a publisher. Seems to me to be a claim too far, but I don't have the book, am not likely to get the book, so it's moot -- except that I can see no draw whatsoever in that particular fracas. The Confederates almost pulled off a good chance to keep Grant in the hinterlands. It didn't work. They lost.


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