Grant's Last Line

Grant's Last Line (HME8Y)

Location: Shiloh, TN 38376 Hardin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 9.029', W 88° 19.567'

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The first day of fighting had been disastrous for General Grant's Union Army of the Tennessee. At daybreak the Confederates surprised many of the Federals in their tents. Hastily-formed lines of defense broke. Casualties multiplied. More than 2,000 men surrendered. Reinforcements arrived late. At day's end, Grant's army had fallen back to this high ground - his last line.

That evening Union reinforcements arrived, and on the second day fortunes reversed. Grant's desperate "last line" became a strong attack position. The bolstered Union forces pushed the Confederates back to the southwestern end of the battlefield near Shiloh Church.
HM NumberHME8Y
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 5:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 379207 N 3890536
Decimal Degrees35.15048333, -88.32611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 9.029', W 88° 19.567'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 9' 1.74" N, 88° 19' 34.02" W
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Area Code(s)731
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3483-3725 Pittsburg Landing Rd, Shiloh TN 38376, US
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