Top 7 Shiloh Books: Shiloh Discussion Group Member 54th OVI

The recent Civil War Bloggers Top 10 Gettysburg Books list turned out well, so well that I immediately contacted the members of the Shiloh Discussion Group to see if they would join me in creating another combined list, this time of the Top 7 Shiloh books, which will appear this August at TOCWOC on a permanent page designed for this eventSDG members have been posting their lists of the Top 7 Shiloh books over the last month with a deadline of August 1.   The following is SDG group member 54th OVI’s list of the Top 7 Shiloh Books.

At the top of my Shiloh list would be a trio of Tim Smith books:

1) Shiloh & the Western Campaign of 1862, edited by Tim & Gary Joiner

32 maps! Very appreciative that Smith, Joiner & Savas-Beatie chose to publish Cunningham’s dissertation.

2) This Great Battlefield of Shiloh

3) The Untold Story of Shiloh: The Battle & the Battlefield

Then 3 which seem to be on everyone’s list:

4) Shiloh: The Battle that Changed the Civil War — by Larry Daniel

5) Shiloh: Bloody April — by Wiley Sword

I do not, however, like the way that Sword compares Shiloh to Pearl Harbor. Doesn’t work for me.

6) Shiloh — In Hell Before Night — by McDonough

Maybe the most readable of them all but lacking in the bibliography department, IMHO.

And then one I do not own:

7) Battle of Shiloh & the Organizations Engaged — by D. W. Reed


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