Shiloh National Cemetery

Shiloh National Cemetery (HMEFA)

Location: Shiloh, TN 38376 Hardin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 9.031', W 88° 19.277'

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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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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 12:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 379648 N 3890534
Decimal Degrees35.15051667, -88.32128333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 9.031', W 88° 19.277'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 9' 1.86" N, 88° 19' 16.62" W
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Area Code(s)731
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16000 Riverside Dr, Shiloh TN 38376, US
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