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 Posted: Mon Apr 3rd, 2006 01:47 pm
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This may be of interest to you. On this date in 1862, the following order was issued. The source for this is TheCivilWarChronical

GENERAL ORDERS No. 33. WAR DEPT.,

[size=  ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington]

[size=  In order to secure...the decent interment of those who have fallen, or may fall,]

[size=  in battle, it is made the duty of commanding generals to lay off lots of ground]

[size=  in some suitable spot near every battle-field ...to cause the remains of those]

[size=  killed to be interred, with headboards to the graves bearing numbers, and,]

[size=  where practicable, the names of the persons buried in them. A register of each]

[size=  burial ground will be preserved, in which will be noted the marks corresponding]

[size=  with the headboards.]

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Albert Sailhorst, Cannoneer, Scott's TN Battery]

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