I decided to track Maj. Gen. Lewis Wallace of the U.S. Army commanding third division. He was not part of the battle to start, but was sent to help resupply and reinforce the Union Army that was struggling. A two hour journey to the front lines was delayed to seven hours because of a series of errors. He and his soldiers would not reach the Union army until nightfall. Wallace’s reinforcements arrive at night of the 6th and were unable to battle until the next day. On the 7th Wallace and his troops help push the confederates away and secure a victory at the battle of Shiloh. The maps were very hard to read and it was difficult to understand because of Wallace’s absence from battle on the 6th. The battle of Shiloh was not favorable to General Wallace’s career. Went sent to reinforce Grant’s army on the 6th, Wallace ended up behind enemy lines and worked back towards Grant. This caused many Union soldiers to die due to the lack of reinforcements. Maps and statements confirm the actions and mistakes of Wallace and his men. Wallace was able to help fight on the second day of battle, but his mistake had cost himself and the union army too much. He was removed from Grant’s armies and would not return to the war until 2 years later. The battle of Shiloh not only changed the war by having the Union gain more ground, but it also changed the Union by their loss of experience and leadership through lost officers.