One of the reasons Farragut found so little opposition at New Orleans was that the Confederates were consolidating their forces in the West for a counterstrike at the Grant forces. After seizing the river forts on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers, General Grant had moved upstream (southward) on the Tennessee River to Pittsburg Landing near a small country church called Shiloh. There, on April 6, 1862, Confederate forces under Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston caught him by surprise, and in a furious dawn assault nearly drove his army into the river. The next morning Grant counterattacked and won back all the ground he had lost . Shiloh was the first battle that foreshadowed just how bloody the Civil War was likely to be as nearly 24,000 men fell killed, wounded and captured in the two days of fighting, seven times the losses at Bull Run-Manassas.