The American Civil War was the bloodiest and largest amount of casualties that Americans have ever faced on their own soil. Let's not lose the stories of those brave and great men that fought for what they believed in!
One of the greatest and bloodiest battles of modern days has just closed, resulting in the complete rout of the enemy, who attacked us at daybreak Sunday morning...The Slaughter on both sides is immense...
--New York Herald, April 9, 1862
reporting the first word about the Battle of Shiloh