Shiloh is also the name of a figure who appeared in the Bible in Genesis 49:10 as part of the benediction given by Jacob to his son Judah. Shiloh is a name that is given to a prophetic Messiah when Jacob says "the sceptre will not depart from Judah until Shiloh comes...” However, the actual interpretation of this phrase is the subject of debate and controversy.
The Battle of Shiloh is also the name given to the second greatest battle of the American Civil War. It is also called the Battle of Pittsburg Landing. It was a major battle in the Western Theatre of the American Civil War, fought between 6th and 7th April1862 in Southern Tennessee. The number of men who died at the Battle of Shiloh amounts to over 3,482 with over 20,000 recorded casualties. Of the 63,000 troops that were deployed, 1,754 were killed, and more than 13,000 were seriously injured. On the Confederate side of 40,000, 1,728 were killed and 11,000 were injured. When referring to a location, Shiloh means ‘place of peace’ and the Battle of Shiloh was one of the United State’s most costly and traffic battles in history. The name meaning and the events that occurred are seen as quite ironic, because the number of dead Americans at Shiloh amounts to more Americans dead in every war and battle in US history up to that point in time.