|Albert Sailhorst wrote:
He may not even be buried at Shioh.
He could have died days or weeks later as a result of wounds received at Shiloh; hence, he was killed at Shiloh, but in actuality, died at another location.
Additionally, he could have been buried at Shiloh, then, some time later, disinterred by either the government or by his own family who then re-interred him in a cemetary or family plot.
You have some research to do, that's for sure!
Have you gotten his war record yet?
A soldier may not have been buried on the battlefield as Mr. Albert Sailhorst related.
If I may add: I highly suggest researching General Stout's (Medical Director Army of Tennessee) Medical records for Confederate Army of Tennessee soldiers reported to be killed on any particular battlefield "per family history." Often this was the last info family received of a soldier's fate: ex: killed at Murfreesboro---when the soldier was wounded, medically treated in a Field Hospital and transported to another Hospital to heal.
If the soldier was wounded and he died later, he may have been taken to a CS hospital. Records may exist where his burial took place in a plot inside the City Cemetery of a "Hospital Town." These hospitals were mainly located nearby and along the rail roads where mass transportation was utilized to transport these soldiers to places out of harm's way. You'll find the Medical records were much more complete than most people expect.
The U. of Texas at Austin has a lot of Surgeon General Stout's medical records as well as a University in Hanceville, Alabama.
There is always the chance that a soldier was indeed killed outright and was buried in a mass grave on the battlefield.
Last edited on Sun Sep 13th, 2009 11:35 am by Maverick
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