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April 13, 2012

Bloody Shiloh

Before leaving Corinth, Miss., and advancing on Union forces at Shiloh, General Albert Sidney Johnston ordered local woodworkers to begin work on 500 coffins for soldiers who would be killed in battle. By the time the fighting at Shiloh was over, Johnston and a combined 3,502 Union and Confederate soldiers gave their lives in this epic struggle.

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