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|Posted: Sun Aug 3rd, 2008 05:17 pm||
|Here's a link to a close-up picture of the markers for the two re-buried Confederate soldiers that Tom and Nita mentioned -
You can see more pictures of this burial trench, and the others, here -
Just click on the drop-down menu and scroll to the bottom of the list for more pictures of the five burial trenches. There are also other pictures there from around the park. Very nice web site.
Those two unknown soldiers are buried beside burial trench #5, across from Woolf Field. This one probably gets the largest number of visitors due to its proximity to the road compared to the others. As an interesting side note, on one of the anniversary hikes last year, our guide pointed out that all five of the known burial trenches are on the western side of the battlefield.
Seems like I've read, or was told, that park officials do know the location of one trench outside the park, but won't reveal it for obvious reasons. Not sure if that's true or not, but I seem to remember hearing it. I imagine that someday the remaining trenches inside the park will all be located.
I do wish Armchair Confederate and his friend luck on their quest to locate any of the lost burial trenches inside the park. Maybe they'll do so, but it sure seems like a tough assignment. Look over the pictures of the five known trenches, and ask yourself, if they were not already marked, would you know they were there? I don't think I could find them without the help. They would just blend into the landscape. I suspect the missing trenches will be that way, and some or all of them may very well be concealed in the woods by now. But hey, any excuse for tramping around at Shiloh is a good excuse.