The Battle of Shiloh (Fallen Timbers Battlefield)

Skip Magyar

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Thank you so much for the photographs. My great-grandfather's brother was killed that day at Fallen Timbers. His name was John Klinefelter Hepburn and he was a private in Company E of the 77th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Would anyone have any idea as to where he might have been buried? Thanks to all who contribute here.
 

TomP

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More than likely John is an an "unknown" grave in the Shiloh National Cemetery. In 1866 all Union graves (which could be found) in a large geographic area were re interred to the cemetery. The area was roughly along the Tennessee River from Fort Henry to Muscle Shoals, AL. This included all of the graves on the battlefield, west to Hamburg, and southwest as far as Monterrey, TN., which is the modern day town of Michie. This area includes the Fallen Timbers battlefield.

After the battle many of the regiments moved all of their dead to a common burial site but this was not the case with the 77th Ohio; they buried their men close to where they died. There are 3,584 Civil War graves in the Shiloh National Cemetery, and 2,359 are unknown.

Regards,

Tom
 
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Thank you so much for the photographs. My great-grandfather's brother was killed that day at Fallen Timbers. His name was John Klinefelter Hepburn and he was a private in Company E of the 77th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Would anyone have any idea as to where he might have been buried? Thanks to all who contribute here.
Welcome, enjoy. Wishing you lick in your quest
 

Si Klegg

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* Bump for Anniversary : Thanks, Ranger Stacy D. Allen!


I believe we had a tour from a young Stacy Allen back in 1990! I'm pretty sure it's him anyway … I'm sure Tom will confirm :thumbsup:

Shiloh Tour 90.jpg
 

Buckeye Bill

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Thank you so much for the photographs. My great-grandfather's brother was killed that day at Fallen Timbers. His name was John Klinefelter Hepburn and he was a private in Company E of the 77th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Would anyone have any idea as to where he might have been buried? Thanks to all who contribute here.

You are very welcome, sir!

Bill
 

Si Klegg

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Sorry, @Si Klegg, I'm not sure who that ranger is but it is not Stacy Allen. In fact that is not even Shiloh. The photo is of one of the mortuary monuments at Chickamauga. I do like that old school field jacket which was phased out many moons ago.

Tom

Sorry Tom, yeah it's Chickamauga. That's the trouble with a whistle-stop tour and er, old age :whistling:
 

Buckeye Bill

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More than likely John is an an "unknown" grave in the Shiloh National Cemetery. In 1866 all Union graves (which could be found) in a large geographic area were re interred to the cemetery. The area was roughly along the Tennessee River from Fort Henry to Muscle Shoals, AL. This included all of the graves on the battlefield, west to Hamburg, and southwest as far as Monterrey, TN., which is the modern day town of Michie. This area includes the Fallen Timbers battlefield.

After the battle many of the regiments moved all of their dead to a common burial site but this was not the case with the 77th Ohio; they buried their men close to where they died. There are 3,584 Civil War graves in the Shiloh National Cemetery, and 2,359 are unknown.

Regards,

Tom

Ranger Tom,

I just watched the NPS Ranger videos Garry Adelman placed on his Facebook page. Outstanding!

Bill
 

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