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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2010 10:08 a.m. PST

Preferaly the definitive source on the battle, if that dosn't exist the second best would be nice.

avidgamer01 Nov 2010 12:37 p.m. PST

Shiloh, Bloody April is a _great_ book.

Steve01 Nov 2010 1:13 p.m. PST

I second that one. -Steve

Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2010 5:29 p.m. PST

"Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862" by O. Edward Cunningham is closest to a definitive study though I agree that "Shiloh – Bloody April" is a good read.

Personal logo vtsaogames Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2010 8:42 p.m. PST

Just got an old copy of "Shiloh, Bloody April". It's fine.

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2010 10:34 p.m. PST

I second the Cunningham book. It's superb.

Personal logo zippyfusenet Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2010 7:24 a.m. PST

Shiloh was an unusually confusing battle, even for an ACW battle. Fought in a swamp by two armies of amateurs, one completely surprised and the other more or less leaderless. The books noted are good, but there will never be a definitive final word on Shiloh.

Do not miss reading the veterans' accounts in Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. No ACW enthusiast should be without B&L, because so many of the classic controversies start in that series.

A Twiningham02 Nov 2010 7:47 a.m. PST

An archive.org search on Shiloh will turn up a couple of interesting free reads also.

HangarFlying Inactive Member25 Sep 2011 4:37 p.m. PST

Sorry for the thread necromancy. I really enjoyed "Shiloh: The Battle That Changed the Civil War" by Larry J. Daniel.

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