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 Posted: Sun Aug 31st, 2008 10:05 pm
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I have been very impressed with your answers on this thread. You have obviously done your homework. Kudos.

Ole, The burial trenchs on the west side of the field, including those near the Duncan Field/Hornets Nest area, are near ravines but were actual pit graves and not a geographical feature that was used as a grave. Why were the majority of the bodies moved and buried to the west and east sides of the battlefield? The area was a campground at the time of the battle and would remain a heavily congested area until early May. No one wanted 1700 enemy bodies buried in the camps.

Shiloh NMP

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