It is 1862. The Eastern
theater of the American Civil War is deadlocked. But a mobile campaign is
being fought in the West. Union General Ulysses S. Grant is fighting his
way down the Mississippi River, capturing Forts
Henry and Donelson.
Confederate General Johnston
launches a surprise attack against Grant's encampment at Pittsburgh
Landing--otherwise known as Shiloh
Church. "Shiloh" means "peaceful."
In one of the hardest fought
battles of the Civil War, the Confederates roll up the leading Union
regiments, only to be stopped cold when Grant takes the field and launches
a vigorous counterattack. With the Union now secure
Mississippi, the way is open for
Grant to split the Confederacy in two.
Johnston won at
Shiloh, the course of the Civil War might have been
different. Now is your chance to take command on this decisive