Our first release takes place on 6 April 1862 at the Battle of Shiloh. Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston has launched a surprise attack on Union forces under General Grant massing on the banks of the Tennessee River. In the early stages of the battle, Confederates had overrun some of the Union camps and many had begun to loot the abandoned tents. Johnston spotted a Confederate officer with a arm full of the spoils of war and chastised him for his behavior. Observing how chastened the officer was, Johnston picked up a tin cup and declared it to be his part of the spoils.
Later, Johnston would wave the cup as he encouraged his men to launch an assault against stubborn Federals holding a position that would become known as “the Hornet’s Nest.” Johnston’s men swept the position, but Johnston would receive a wound which, although would appear slight, would cause him to bleed out shortly after the attack on the Hornet’s Nest. Historians speculate that this loss cost the South the leader it needed in the West to turn the tide of the war.
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30 November 1864. General Hood has lead the Army of Tennessee in a desperate bid to turn the tide of the war by invading Tennessee.
Following a failed attempt to trap the Union Army of Ohio at Spring Hill, Hood discovered the same force dug in around the outskirts of Franklin. Hood orders a frontal assault on the Union works, fearful of allowing General Schofield's force from reaching the near impregnable defensive works of Nashville.
Six infantry divisions, including that of Irish born Patrick Cleburne, charged the Union forces. General Cleburne, nicknamed "the Stonewall of the West," was a talented commander and beloved by his men and on that fateful day, he would lead them bravely into the inferno of Union musket and cannon fire.
By the end of battle 6 generals, including Cleburne, were dead or mortally wounded. 55 of the Army's regimental commanders were dead or wounded.
This vignette depicts Cleburne and some of his men in their last moments.
Figure samples painted by Cory Ring of Cigarboxbattle.com