1] General Ulysses S. Grant led Union forces, the Armies of the Tennessee and of the Ohio, to defeat the Confederate Army of the Mississippi under Generals Albert Sidney Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard at Shiloh, Pittsburg Landing, in Tennessee, on April 6-7, 1862. Nearly 24,000 soldiers died in battle.
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Original text: Collected Poems of Herman Melville, ed. Howard P. Vincent (Chicago: Packard, 1947): 41. PS 2382 V5 Robarts Library
First publication date: 1866
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2003
Recent editing: 1:2003/6/2
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