Following the Brigade of General T. Shermann in the Battle of Shiloh was interesting and challenging. Trying to correspond the entries with the maps did not always make sense or follow a cohesive line. First of all, the primary sources, like the historical maps, were almost irrelevant in terms of helpfulness, at least to me and I am directionally challenged. The more historical maps only really guiding feature was the Tennessee River. The secondary maps, which were more interactive allowed one to see how the Union was able to sneak up upon the Confederate army and have such a valiant win. The Brigade of General Shermann was stationed at such a point that they were able to hold their ground and triumph over the Union. You could see in the secondary sources, like the interactive map from Civil War Trust, that the Brigades of General T. Shermann were stationed at and around Shiloh Church. Looking at the map, one can see where the Confederates, fleeing from the attacks of the Union, then turned towards Shiloh Church and tried to dislodge Shermann’s Brigade. They held their ground much longer than expected and into the next morning. Looking at the other maps, you can see the way the troops would have retreated into the area of Shermann’s brigade. Furthermore, other entries speak of the topographical nature that assured higher-ups that the Confederates were not ambushed and had known of the attack because of the positions the Confederate troops had occupied during the so-called ambush. The maps also allow for better investigation of this. Overall, the secondary source maps were much more helpful to gain more information and have a better visualization.