Shiloh National Military Park
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 US Department of Interior.
Location. 35° 8.519′ N, 88° 21.038′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance 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
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 255 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.