From: Jackson Tn
Favorite American civil war battle and why? Mine is Shiloh ... The hornets nest....all seemed lost....reminds me of American will to survive. By god we may get knocked down but we will never be knocked out.
Shiloh it is. It was the first bloodbath of the US Civil War. It was also a battle the Confederacy could and should have won. Of course with Grant and Sherman having the following conversation, there really was no hope for the South:
Sherman said: "Well, Grant, we've had the devil's own day, haven't we?"
After a puff of his cigar, Grant replied calmly: "Yes. Lick 'em tomorrow, though."
"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."- W.T. Sherman