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Grant and Sherman were caught off-guard, not realising there were any Confederates in the area. The outstanding Southern General Sidney Johnston almost pushed the whole Union army into the Tennessee river, but called a halt for the night.

By next morning, the Union troops had rallied, helped by reinforcements under Don Carlos Buell, and Johnston was killed.

It was a significant Union victory, which ended Confederate hopes of commanding the Mississippi valley.

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A Union victory by Grant, death of the much-respected Southern leader Sidney Johnston, and the end of Confederate hopes in the West.

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