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 Posted: Sun Aug 31st, 2008 07:04 pm
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It has been said that many of the bodies were hauled up to a burial pit north of where Prentiss surrendered. (Can't find my map just now, but it is in an area with little to no traffic.) It makes sense: a lot of those bodies had been lying on the field since Sunday morning, and the Federal soldiers (being soldiers) simply found a suitable gully or ravine, rolled the bodies in and pulled down the sides to cover them.

The ravine behind the sunken road was not suitable -- too many trees and too much underbrush to easily pull down the sides.

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