Will Holbrook

Location and Forces involved

The battle took place on April sixth and seventh, 1862 in Pittsburg Landing in Hardin county Tennessee. The battle consisted of 65,085 Union soldiers and 44,968 Confederate troops.

Outcome and Significance

The outcome was a union victory and this battle was significant because it was extremely gory and brutal and the victory allowed the union troops to get access around the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers.

Commanders and Casualties

The primary leaders for the union army were Don Carlos Buell and Ulysses S. Grant and the main leaders for the Confederates were Albert Sidney Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard. This battle caused 23,746 total casualties, 13,047 union troops and 10,669 troops.