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Near Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Shiloh National Cemetery

 
 
Shiloh National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Shiloh National Cemetery Marker
Inscription. After the Battle of Shiloh, Federal details buried the dead of both sides near where they fell. The warm weather and great number of bodies made it necessary to bury the dead quickly.

In 1866 the United States Government established this cemetery for the permanent burial of Union soldiers killed at Shiloh and related engagements. Bodies were recovered from the battlefield and reburied here, often in regimental groupings. The Confederate dead remain in five mass graves on the battlefield.

Two-thirds of the 3,500 Civil War soldiers resting here are unknown. Many tombstones bear a number only. Others read simply: "U.S. SOLDIER."

Civil War Burials According to States
Shiloh National Cemetery
Statistics taken from the Quartermaster General's
Roll of Honor, March 1869

State Represented
Alabama (Known) 1 (Unknown) - (Total) 1
Illinois (Known) 376 (Unknown) 33 (Total) 409
Indiana (Known) 122 (Unknown) 1 (Total) 123
Iowa (Known) 143 (Unknown) - (Total) 143
Kansas (Known) - (Unknown) 1 (Total) 1
Kentucky (Known) 35 (Unknown) - (Total) 35
Louisiana (Known) 1 (Unknown) - (Total) 1
Michigan (Known) 36 (Unknown) - (Total) 36
Minnesota (Known) 1 (Unknown) - (Total) 1
Missouri (Known) 43 (Unknown) 1 (Total) 44
Nebraska (Known) 8 (Unknown) - (Total) 8
New Jersey
Map of the Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Map of the Cemetery
(Known) 3 (Unknown) - (Total) 3
Ohio (Known) 236 (Unknown) 2 (Total) 238
Tennessee (Known) 8 (Unknown) 1 (Total) 9
Wisconsin (Total) 59 (Unknown) 2 (Total) 61
OTHER (Known) 155 (Unknown) 2,316 (Total) 2,471
TOTAL (Known) 1,227 (Unknown) 2,357 (Total) 3,584
 
Location. 35° 9.031′ N, 88° 19.277′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located at the entrance to the National Cemetery in Shiloh National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Shiloh TN 38376, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 54th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters General U. S. Grant (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery H, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Powell's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 55th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp of Powell's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Army of the Ohio (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Army of the Mississippi (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .  Shiloh National Cemetery.
Shiloh National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. Shiloh National Cemetery Marker
A search-able database of the internments in the cemetery. Also some historical information about the cemetery. (Submitted on August 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Shiloh National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. Shiloh National Cemetery
Shiloh National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
5. Shiloh National Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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