Political map of North America & the Caribbean on 07 Apr 1862 (American Civil War: Battle of Shiloh), showing the following events: British & French arrive in Mexico; US takes Forts Henry & Donelson; Battle of Hampton Roads; Confederates take Santa Fe; Peninsula Campaign begins; Battle of Glorieta Pass; Union victory at Shiloh.

Battle of Shiloh

American Civil War

North America 1862.0407

Battle of Shiloh

American Civil War, French intervention in Mexico, Dominican Restoration War (7 April 1862)

Historical Map of North America & the Caribbean

Moving through Kentucky down the Tennessee River, the US took the fight in the west to the Confederacy. In an attempt to prevent the Union from invading Mississippi, the Confederates launched a surprise attack on advanced columns at Shiloh, only to be beaten back when reinforcements arrived.

Main Events

British & French arrive in Mexico

British and French troops disembark at Veracruz, Mexico

US takes Forts Henry & Donelson

Union forces under Ulysses S. Grant capture Forts Henry and Donelson, Tennessee, from the Confederacy

Battle of Hampton Roads

Union and Confederate ships clash near Hampton Roads, Virginia, including the first fight between ironclads, the CSS Virginia and the USS Monitor

Confederates take Santa Fe

Confederate forces capture Santa Fe, capital of New Mexico Territory

Peninsula Campaign begins

121 thousand Union troops under George B. McClellan land on the Virginia peninsula

Battle of Glorieta Pass

Confederate forces push Union forces back through Glorieta Pass, New Mexico, but are forced to withdraw due to supply losses

Union victory at Shiloh

Union army under Ulysses S. Grant defeats Confederate attack at Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee

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