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Shiloh National Cemetery

1055 Pittsburg Landing Road, Shiloh, TN 38376
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Shiloh
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: Cemetery honoring those who died in the Civil War battle between Union general Ulysses S. Grant and...
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Cemetery honoring those who died in the Civil War battle between Union general Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate general A.S. Johnson.
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Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The cemetery is very near to the visitors center and you should take the time to experience this as you are visiting the battlefield site.

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Orange, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was stunned by the very high percentage of "unknown" graves. Most are from the battle, while others are Civil War era graves from other battles.

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Tennessee
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137 reviews 137 reviews
62 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This National Cemetary is not far from The Shiloh Battlefield welcome center. You will find graves from soldiers, and their spouses, of wars other than the Civil War. Just inside the cemetery gates, you will find plaques describing the cemetery plan, where certain units, etc., are buried, State's sections, notable areas of battle. Toward the back end, on the right,... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The cemetery is within the national military park and overlooks the Pittsburgh Landing. A peaceful place, well maintained with thousands of graves. Some are just stone markers with no names, others have the names of the poor soldiers - so young. The grounds are beautifully kept and give you a great opportunity for sombre reflection.

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Puyallup, Washington
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The cemetery overlooks Pittsburg Landing, and is within walking distance of the visitors center. Make sure to take the ranger guided walking tour. You'll learn the personal stories of some of the soldiers buried there...and why there are two Confederate soldiers buried there. The cemetery itself is very well maintained, and is a very moving experience.

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Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It always makes me proud to see these sites so well managed and tended. Such a peaceful atmosphere even though a site of much tragedy.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

At the end of Shiloh battlefield visit, we paid our respect to the many lives lost on those day, and in that terrible war. please make sure you don't miss the Cemetery, just walk in it in silence and think.

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Youngstown
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

this cemetery is right in the battle field worth a look at doesn't take much time to stop and see. chilling

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Carlinville, Illinois
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49 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The cemetery is next to the Shiloh battlefield visitor center and is worth taking the time to walk through. The Civil War was so many years ago, that it is important for us to remember that this was the most costly of wars, that the USA was involved in. The numerous unknown graves are staggering, as are the numbers of... More 

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Belleville, Michigan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I've wanted to come here for a long time to find a family members grave. We met a very helpful ranger when we arrived. I gave him the information, and he walked us to Andrew Murray's grave. It was very moving to be there by his, and so many others graves. The ranger spent quite a while with us talking... More 

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