Golden Thread Monuments and markers at Shiloh off the beaten path

James N.

Colonel
Forum Host
Annual Winner
Featured Book Reviewer
Joined
Feb 23, 2013
Location
East Texas
Bobby when we have the Shiloh Muster I will show you all 5 known Confederate Burial Trenches along with 3 possible locations.
Regards
David
In 2018 we only managed to visit four of them but were running out of time so passed on the one between the Crossroads and Jones Field on the east side of the Corinth Road. Talking with a ranger at the Peach Orchard he referred to the possibility of there being many unmarked Confederate burial trenches remaining undisturbed.
 

16thAL

Corporal
Asst. Regtl. Quartermaster Shiloh 2020
Joined
Oct 17, 2019
Location
Corinth MS
In 2018 we only managed to visit four of them but were running out of time so passed on the one between the Crossroads and Jones Field on the east side of the Corinth Road. Talking with a ranger at the Peach Orchard he referred to the possibility of there being many unmarked Confederate burial trenches remaining undisturbed.
Current estimation is 9 total .
 

bdtex

Major General
★★ Sr. Moderator
Silver Patron
Annual Winner
Regtl. Quartermaster Chickamauga 2018 Vicksburg 2019
Joined
Jul 21, 2015
Location
Texas
He and I are meeting @16thAL and @MS2623 Saturday to look foir the Tredegar Cannons and a possible Confederate Burial Trench near the 15th Iowa original Burial Trench in the D 6 sector of the Park
Regards
David
I'm going with y'all.
 

Ole Miss

Captain
Forum Host
Silver Patron
Regtl. Staff Shiloh 2020
Joined
Dec 9, 2017
Location
North Mississippi
This Union regimental burial trench is off the beaten track and seldom seen. It is located near the Confederate Burial Trench (#2).
Regards
David
1594414758807.png


1594414799543.png
 

Ole Miss

Captain
Forum Host
Silver Patron
Regtl. Staff Shiloh 2020
Joined
Dec 9, 2017
Location
North Mississippi
The 15th Iowa was engaged along the Southeatern edge of Jones' Field on both Sunday and Monday. Their burial trench is at the top of a steep ravine in which they had taken cover and used to their advantage if fighting the Confederates.
Regards
David

1594573774643.png



Cyrus F. Boyd, of the 15th Iowa, later wrote:
“Wounded rebels at Shiloh had fallen in heaps, and the woods had taken fire and burned all the clothing off them and the naked bodies and blackened corpses are still lying there unburied. On the hillside near a deep hollow our men were hauling them down and throwing them into the deep gully. One hundred and eighty had been thrown in when I was there."
I have a couple of pictures of the deep hollow which I believe is the one he is describing which is quite distant from any known Confederate Burial Trench. Perhaps this was where the 180 rebels' remains were hastily buried?
View attachment 366187
1594574762766.png

1594574961057.png
 
Last edited:

Ole Miss

Captain
Forum Host
Silver Patron
Regtl. Staff Shiloh 2020
Joined
Dec 9, 2017
Location
North Mississippi
@16thAL made quite a discovery at the 15th Iowa burial marker when he picked up small American flag stuck in the ground beside the marker pole.
His wife @MS2623 took the picture which is very striking
Written is
PVT. Adam Brown
15th Iowa Infantry
KIA April 6, 1862

Regards
David

1594575522390.png
 

16thAL

Corporal
Asst. Regtl. Quartermaster Shiloh 2020
Joined
Oct 17, 2019
Location
Corinth MS
@16thAL made quite a discovery at the 15th Iowa burial marker when he picked up small American flag stuck in the ground beside the marker pole.
His wife @MS2623 took the picture which is very striking
Written is
PVT. Adam Brown
15th Iowa Infantry
KIA April 6, 1862

Regards
David

View attachment 366189
This flag was placed by a family member in honor so after finding it on the ground we made sure it was reinstalled at the base of the marker in a position of Honor .
 

Ole Miss

Captain
Forum Host
Silver Patron
Regtl. Staff Shiloh 2020
Joined
Dec 9, 2017
Location
North Mississippi
The 30th Indiana was part of General McCook's 2nd Division of the Army of Ohio and arrived at Shiloh early on Monday morning. They were placed on the right flank of the Union advance and fought heavily just North of Shiloh Church. Their burial trench contained 12 men who were moved to the National Cemetery in 1866.
Regards
David
1595109677312.png
 

Ole Miss

Captain
Forum Host
Silver Patron
Regtl. Staff Shiloh 2020
Joined
Dec 9, 2017
Location
North Mississippi
The William Manse George Cabin the only remaining one of the nearly 70 structures from the time of the battle.
Regards
David
1595110876889.png


This view of the Manse Cabin in the background was taken from behind Rutledge's Tennessee Battery at the Statham's Brigade tablet on the South side of Sarah Bell's Cotton Field
1595112085481.png
 

Ole Miss

Captain
Forum Host
Silver Patron
Regtl. Staff Shiloh 2020
Joined
Dec 9, 2017
Location
North Mississippi
The iconic symbol of Shiloh is the humble Methodist Meeting House which gave its name to the bloodiest battle of the Civil War at its time.
This replica stands near the present day church at the Southwest corner of the battlefield.
@16thAL and @MS2623 were married in the small wooden structure.
Regards
David
1595112865349.png

1595113041786.png

1595113165096.png
 

Ole Miss

Captain
Forum Host
Silver Patron
Regtl. Staff Shiloh 2020
Joined
Dec 9, 2017
Location
North Mississippi
The state of Texas Monument
Regards
David
1595125980984.png

The writing on the monument

TEXAS
REMEMBER THE VALOR AND DEVOTION OF
HER SONS WHO SERVED AT SHILOH
APRIL 6-7, 1862.
HERE THE RANGERS UPHELD THE FAME OF
THE NAME THEY BORE, THE 2nd TEXAS
FOUGHT WITH GALLANTRY AND THE 9th
TEXAS RESPONDED TO ANY DEMAND UPON
ITS COURAGE AND ENDURANCE. [cont'd]
GENERAL ALBERT SIDNEY JOHNSTON OF TEXAS GAVE HIS LIFE IN THIS BATTLE. TEXAS TROOPS AT SHILOH WERE, 9th TEXAS INFANTRY, COLONEL WRIGHT A. STANLEY, (BRIG. GEN. PATTON ANDERSON'S BRIGADE, RUGGLES' DIVISION, BRAGG'S CORPS) 2nd TEXAS INFANTRY, COL. JOHN C. MOORE, LIEUTENANT COLONEL WILLIAM A. ROGERS, MAJOR HAL G. RUNNELS, (BRIG. GEN. JOHN K. JACKSON'S BRIGADE, WITHERS' DIVISION, BRAGG'S CORPS) 8th TEXAS CAVALRY (RANGERS), COLONEL JOHN A. WHARTON, (UNATTACHED) A MEMORIAL TO TEXANS WHO SERVED THE CONFEDERACY ERECTED BY THE STATE OF TEXAS 1964.
 

16thAL

Corporal
Asst. Regtl. Quartermaster Shiloh 2020
Joined
Oct 17, 2019
Location
Corinth MS
The iconic symbol of Shiloh is the humble Methodist Meeting House which gave its name to the bloodiest battle of the Civil War at its time.
This replica stands near the present day church at the Southwest corner of the battlefield.
@16thAL and @MS2623 were married in the small wooden structure.
Regards
David
View attachment 366753
View attachment 366754
View attachment 366756
The iconic symbol of Shiloh is the humble Methodist Meeting House which gave its name to the bloodiest battle of the Civil War at its time.
This replica stands near the present day church at the Southwest corner of the battlefield.
@16thAL and @MS2623 were married in the small wooden structure.
Regards
David
View attachment 366753
View attachment 366754
View attachment 366756
29804.jpeg
29804.jpeg
 
Top