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Battle of Shiloh Map - April 6, 1862 10am to Noon
American Battlefield Trust's map of the Battle of Shiloh
The divisions of John C. McClernand and Stephen Hurlbut were hit by the Confederate onslaught. Intense fighting raged from Shiloh Church on the Yankee right to the Peach Orchard on the left. Breckenridge’s Confederate corps moved to support Polk, Hardee and Bragg. Sherman's men counterattacked but slowly lost ground and fell back northeast. Confederate brigades charged into Union defenders from Benjamin Prentiss’ Sixth Division and William H. L. Wallace’s Second Division. Union artillery batteries helped hold the center of the line. Prentiss was captured and Wallace was mortally wounded.