It took a two day battle with a casualty list of over 23,000 to give America a reality check on the shocking cost of its Civil War. This bloody clash near the small Shiloh church altered the war… and lives. Ann Wallace traveled hundreds of miles for a reunion with her soldier husband – only to end up sitting at his deathbed. The promising career of Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston was cut short by a supposedly ‘minor’ wound. Union Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman narrowly turned defeat into a victory that set them on their pathway as military legends.
Such stories told in this documentary are just a few of the thousands that were a part of a brutal battle for prized Confederate railroad crossings in nearby Corinth, Mississippi. More moving stories can be found by visiting the website of Shiloh National Military Park, www.nps.gov/shiloh.