1862: “The Fight At Shiloh”

[Author’s Note: Although this letter was written later in the month, we include it here as a Confederate perspective on the Battle of Shiloh.]

Memphis, Tenn.

April 26th 

My dear sweet Wife,

…You are no doubt uneasy and anxious to hear what had become of me and others. Well I will give you a kind of history…

…We arrived in Corinth Some time before the fight at Shiloh. So you might guess that we had a hand in the fight – and I must say it was no tea party – but a hard fought Battle. Yet when ever we pressed the Yanks they gave way and we again charged them but that they ran in every direction… Continue reading