The Battle of Shiloh and The Bloody Pond



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The Battle of Shiloh and The Bloody Pond
During the U.S. Civil War, in April of 1862, Shi­loh was the site of a ferocious battle that began a six-month contest for control of an important railroad juncture. Thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers were killed in the two-day engagement, many of whom found respite around a small pond near the front before expiring. Standing at the edge of the so-called “Bloody Pond,” Don learned of a humanitarian station that had been arranged there to treat the wound­ed, regardless of their allegiance. This was an embodiment of the IHL principles of humanity, im­partiality and neutrality. –IHL Civil War Project Description
Resources:
The Battle of Shiloh

by U. S. Grant

From The Century Magazine,

Vol. XXIX, Feb., 1885



http://www.researchonline.net/battles/shiloh/the_battle_of_shiloh.pdf
“Shiloh: The Battle That Changed the Civil War” By Larry J. Daniel

(Electronic copy of the book)



http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=dSYuNXmZjFwC&oi=fnd&pg=PA12&dq=battle+of+shiloh&ots=-wtOtcWMpq&sig=YUqDguIOM_5xZwv0DX-Q6MqHudo#v=onepage&q&f=false
“The Battle of Shiloh: Surprise Attack!” By Larry Hama

(Electronic copy of the book – “Kids” book with lots of graphics)



http://books.google.com/books?id=COnsA8c4uAUC&printsec=frontcover&dq=in+the+ranks+of+shiloh&source=gbs_similarbooks_s&cad=1#v=onepage&q&f=false
Shiloh – National Park Service

http://www.nps.gov/shil/index.htm
“Battle of Shiloh: Shattering Myths” (Historynet.com)

http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-shiloh-shattering-myths.htm
“The Untold Story of Shiloh: The Battle and the Battlefield” –Timothy B. Smith (Electronic copy of book)

http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=S2aJif9Ei9oC&oi=fnd&pg=PR9&dq=the+bloody+pond,+shiloh&ots=nxI3ZCx_bl&sig=2HKGeGbuSfLH7ujhIV458jJ8hm4#v=onepage&q=the%20bloody%20pond&f=false

note: brief discussion regarding the debatable myth of the bloody pond


Pictures/Maps:
Maps of Shiloh, Tennessee (1862)

Battle of Shiloh – Day One, April 6, 1862

(Civil War Preservation Trust)

http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/shiloh/maps/shilohmap.html
Maps of Shiloh, Tennessee (1862)

Map of the Battlefield of Shiloh, April 6 & 7, 1862



http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/shiloh/maps/shilohfremauxmap.html
Shiloh Battle Field –Gallery of Pictures

(Civil War Preservation Trust)



http://www.flickr.com/photos/cwpt/sets/72157604141914557/
For more…Search “Shiloh” and select “Gallery view”

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
Specific to The Bloody Pond:
The Bloody Pond –Pictures/Maps/Brief Description

(Historic Marker Database)



http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=21317
Map of Shiloh National Park – Marks location of the Bloody Pond

http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/hh/10/images/hh10f1.jpg
Eyewitness Accounts:
“What I Saw at Shiloh” – Ambrose Bierce

http://www.civilwarhome.com/shilohbierce.htm
“The Battle of Shiloh” – Colonel Wills De Hass

http://www.civilwarhome.com/shilohbierce.htm
The Battle of Shiloh, 1862”

Eyewitness account: Henry Morton Stanley

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/shiloh.htm
Poems:
“Shiloh” – Herman Melville

http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/lcpoetry/cwvc.html
“Shiloh: The Bloody Pond”

At Shiloh, Tennessee, a finite number

Of days after the first day’s bloody fighting,

To be exact, thirty-six thousand, nine hundred

And forty-nine, two, three, or four generations

As parents and children go, I mourned the dead

And the unsown seed of those who left no orphans,

And mystically felt, in a time foreshortened

By the triangular presence in the Park

Of a National Cemetery, of covered trenches

For Southern dead, and of Indian burial mounds

From a million days before our Union shivered,

That if I knelt and drank from the Bloody Pond

I would taste the intermingled corpuscles

Of the thirsting Federal and Confederate dead.

-Thomas Bacon Whitbread-


http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=YF2IXdzCX5oC&oi=fnd&pg=PA7&dq=the+bloody+pond,+shiloh&ots=KcQQ9BTBfC&sig=reE19cg-bZajq4Bn9uwNHmJGoxI#v=onepage&q=the%20bloody%20pond%2C%20shiloh&f=false (page 67)


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