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

Shiloh’s Casualties

Shiloh National Military Park

 
 
Shiloh’s Casualties Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, November 3, 1994
1. Shiloh’s Casualties Marker
Inscription.  Statistics alone do not reveal the magnitude of human suffering and loss at Shiloh. In the battle’s aftermath, the piteous cries of the wounded and dying filled these woods. Everywhere the ground was strewn with bodies. The grotesque appearance of many of the corpses shocked eyewitnesses.

Because of the warm weather, General Grant ordered the Federal troops to bury the dead immediately. Many were buried in large trenches, Union and Confederate separately. In the mass grave in front of you the bodies of more than 700 Confederate soldiers were stacked in layers seven deep.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list.
 
Location. 35° 8.519′ N, 88° 21.038′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Memorial is on Loop road to Confederate Burial Trench. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shiloh TN 38376, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance

To the Confederate Dead in the Trenches image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, November 3, 1994
2. To the Confederate Dead in the Trenches
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of this marker. Confederate Burial Trench #2 (a few steps from this marker); 6th Iowa Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 6th Iowa Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 17th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); 43rd Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); 40th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); 81st Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
To the Confederate Dead in the Trenches image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, November 3, 1994
3. To the Confederate Dead in the Trenches
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 14, 2022