Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Shiloh National Cemetery



Marker ID:  
Location: at the entrance to the National Cemetery in Shiloh National Military Park. Marker
County: Hardin
Coordinates: N 35° 9.031    W 088° 19.277
  35.15051666    -88.32128333
Waymark: None
 



Text:

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 (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



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More information:
NPS: Shiloh National Military Park
CWT: Shiloh
Wikipedia: Battle of Shiloh