What made the frontal assault by the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh a near success?

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The US Civil War provided numerous examples of how frontal assaults can be disasters in the wake of an entrenched enemy and the value of tactical defenses. However, at the Battle of Shiloh in April of 1862, the frontal assault by Confederate troops under the command of General Albert S. Sidney was a near success because he used the element of surprise. The battle was saved for the Union when reinforcements arrived before the dawn on April 8, 1862.

Who was the Confederate leader at the Battle of Shiloh in 1862?

General Albert Sidney Johnston led the Western forces of theConfederacy, the Army of the Mississippi and led the attack on thefirst day of the Battle of Shiloh. He was wounded

What confederate generals frontal was almost successful and could have the outcome of the battle of Gettysburg?

The frontal attack at Gettysburg was called the Pickett-Pettigrew Charge on July 3rd, 1863. This was actually anything but successful, the Confederates took almost 75% casualt