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 Posted: Tue Mar 28th, 2006 12:00 am
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Can someone tell me how it was decided after a battle who was to be left to bury the dead, and would it sometimes happen that both Union and Confederates would be burying their dead at the same time - was there a truce called during this period?



 Posted: Tue Mar 28th, 2006 03:52 pm
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Sometimes there was a truce to bury the dead.....More often than not, however, the army left in possession the battlefield would remove/bury the dead.



 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.]

[size= 

Albert Sailhorst, Cannoneer, Scott's TN Battery]



 Posted: Thu Apr 6th, 2006 02:36 am
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Thank you very much for the information. What I am most curious about is the burial of Confederates around the Culps Hill - Spanglers Spring area at Gettysburg. Do you have any knowledge of who might have handled those burials?



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Nope, I'm afraid I can't help you there....I sure don't know....Sorry!!

A.J. wrote:
Thank you very much for the information. What I am most curious about is the burial of Confederates around the Culps Hill - Spanglers Spring area at Gettysburg. Do you have any knowledge of who might have handled those burials?



 Posted: Thu Apr 6th, 2006 02:45 pm
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Check this page out (excellent site BTW):

http://www.brotherswar.com/Gettysburg-8n.htm 

also: http://www.bitsofblueandgray.com/august2002.htm

Last edited on Thu Apr 6th, 2006 02:47 pm by javal1



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A.J.:

You might want to check out Greg Coco's "A Strange and Blighted Land: Gettysburg, The Aftermath of a Battle."  It will certainly answer your question about the disposition of the dead around Culp's Hill.  Amazon has it in paperback for about $20.  Go through this website to Amazon and Joe collects some cash to keep this website going if you order it . 



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Thank you to everyone for your help and information. David, I will place my order with Amazon tonight.



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