Confederate Military History is a 12-volume series of books written and/or edited by former Confederate general Clement A. Evans that deals with specific topics related to the military personalities, places, battles, and campaigns in various Southern United States, including those of the Confederacy. Written with a heavy Southern slant, the articles that comprise the compendium deal with the famous events of the war. This account is of the Battle of Shiloh, fought in April 1862. At the time, it was the largest battle of the Civil War to date, and it saw the Confederate army under Albert Sydney Johnston surprise Ulysses S. Grants forces, nearly driving them all the way back to Pittsburg Landing. With the help of William Tecumseh Sherman however, the Union forces were able to regroup and push back on the second day of the battle, April 7, forcing the Confederates to retreat. Contained in the State of Tennessees Volume, this account has a decided Southern bias and focuses on Tennessee soldiers. This edition of the Confederate Military Historys The Battle of Shiloh is specially formatted with pictures of the important military commanders.