Reasoner, James. Shiloh. Nashville: Cumberland House, 1999. [The Civil War Battle Series, #2]
Young Cory Brannon, one of several Brannon brothers whose fortunes are followed in this series of novels, works on the Mississippi River, first loading cargo, then as a cub pilot. Eventually he is drawn into the spring campaign of 1862, sees action on water and land at forts Henry and Donelson, and fights at Shiloh both in Hardcastle's infantry (who open the battle) and with Forrest's cavalry. Meanwhile, will Cory win the love of the riverboat captain's daughter Lucille Farrell?