Original 1862 Civil War newspaper BATTLE of SHILOH Pittsburg Landing TENNESSEE

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SEE PHOTO----- COMPLETE, ORIGINAL Civil War NEWSPAPER, the National Intelligencer (Washington, DC) dated April 14, 1862.

This newspaper contains inside page headlines with the "first report" of the BATTLE of SHILOH (Tennessee), also known as the BATTLE of PITTSBURG LANDING.

The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a major battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War , fought April 6 – 7, 1862, in southwestern Tennessee . A Union army under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant had moved via the Tennessee River deep into Tennessee and was encamped principally at Pittsburg Landing on the west bank of the river. Confederate forces under Generals Albert Sidney Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard launched a surprise attack on Grant there. The Confederates achieved considerable success on the first day, but were ultimately defeated on the second day.

On the first day of the battle, the Confederates struck with the intention of driving the Union defenders away from the river and into the swamps of Owl Creek to the west, hoping to defeat Grant's Army of the Tennessee before the anticipated
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