Item description for Shiloh and Corinth: Sentinels of Stone by Timothy T. Isbell...
On April 6 and 7, 1862, at Shiloh a desperate battle between surprised Union forces and attacking Confederates ushered in the carnage that would mark the Civil War. At the Hornet's Nest, in the Peach Orchard, across Rea's Field and Hell's Hollow more than 20,000 men were killed, wounded, or reported missing in the fierce fighting. There were more casualties in two days at Shiloh than in all the previous American wars combined.
The Confederacy's defeat at Shiloh led to the Union occupation of Corinth, Mississippi, a crucial railhead for supplying campaigning armies. As part of the South's last great offensive in October 1862, Confederates tried but failed to retake this fortified town.
Shiloh and Corinth: Sentinels of Stone examines the brave deeds performed by soldiers of the North and South. Approximately 93 striking photographs and accompanying histories bring the battlefields to life, from Shiloh and Savannah, Tennessee, to Iuka and Corinth, Mississippi. The book chronicles the deaths of Albert Sidney Johnston and W. H. L. Wallace, the first victories of Ulysses S. Grant's military career, the failures of Earl Van Dorn, the torment of William Rosecrans, and the angst of Sterling Price. Shiloh and Corinth: Sentinels of Stone leads the reader to the present-day landscapes where America learned the Civil War would be long and bloody.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9.75" Height: 11.75" Weight: 3.55 lbs.
Publisher University Press of Mississippi
ISBN 1934110086 ISBN13 9781934110089
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More About Timothy T. Isbell
Timothy T. Isbell is a photojournalist with the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Sun Herald in Biloxi, Mississippi. He is also a Knight Foundation/National Endowment of the Arts recipient for his photographic study of the Vietnamese people on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is also the author of Gettysburg: Sentinels of Stone and Vicksburg: Sentinels of Stone.
Timothy T. Isbell currently resides in Biloxi Gulfport, in the state of Mississippi.
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SHILOH AND CORINTH Jun 28, 2008
A must read and see book, especially if you are going to visit the Shiloh/Corinth Civil War Battlefield area. Mr. Timothy Isbell captures, not only the out of the way places to see, but the beauty of the area in some very dramatic, beautiful photography. A five star Civil War coffee table book.