Shiloh in Absalom, Absalom! (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
Shiloh|Pittsburg Landing
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
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Text (when unambiguous)
X: 
2375
Y: 
260
Description: 

Shiloh, located in southwestern Tennessee, was the location of a major battle during the Civil War. The novel also calls it "Pittsburg Landing" (217), the name by which it was known in the South. The fighting took place on April 6-7th, 1862; by the end of "the second day and the lost battle" (275), casualties on both sides totaled 23,746. General Compson lost an arm there, and in one of the novel's many unresolved narrative questions, either Henry helped save the wounded Bon (217), or Bon rescued the wounded Henry (275). Other battles from the War's western theater mentioned in the novel are "Chikamauga and Franklin, Vicksburg and Corinth and Atlanta"; the first and last are in Georgia, the second and fourth are in Tennessee, and Vicksburg is in Mississippi; all, according to the narrative, were Union victories, or rather "names of lost battles" (276).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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