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Shiloh National Cemetery

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1055 Pittsburg Lndg, Shiloh, TN 38376-4331
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Above the Tennessee River

National cemetery which includes many numbered graves of unknown casualties of the battle. Veterans... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2017
David T
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Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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So quiet

You can tell the holiness of a cemetery upon arrival -- quiet and serene. So many headstones all... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2017
Jeannene A
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Hannacroix, New York
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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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  • Average2%
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1055 Pittsburg Lndg, Shiloh, TN 38376-4331
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Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

National cemetery which includes many numbered graves of unknown casualties of the battle. Veterans of 20th Century conflicts are also buried here, some next to their wives. Not much in the way of monuments, aside from the headstones. Overlooks the Tennessee River at Pittsburg Landing.

Thank David T
Reviewed January 25, 2017

You can tell the holiness of a cemetery upon arrival -- quiet and serene. So many headstones all lined up like the soldiers were when they were alive, even lines. Many have no names on them, just numbers. Large trees and many monuments of cannon...More

Thank Jeannene A
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

A monument to bravery, a testimony to pyrrhic victory that inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. Marble tombstones remember sacrifices of honor and pride. Sobering, frighteningly inspiring, the only response that rightly fits is silence. This is...More

Thank mjlarivi
Reviewed November 23, 2016

The Shiloh National Cemetery is right on the battlefield grounds. It's fairly small, but the sheer number of graves, particularly the ones that are marked "Unknown Soldier" are particularly moving. There are many, many unknown soldiers here.

Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Many, many graves marked as unknown soldiers. My friends and I didn't realize just how many soldiers were buried here.

Thank Butterflydays
Reviewed October 2, 2016

A peaceful resting place, beautiful well maintained grounds. Many thoughts going through my mind as I walked past these rows and rows of the soldiers buried here.

Thank joanne m
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Shilo National Cemetery is on the edge of Shilo Park and was created in 1866. It is a sobering place, as is any military cemetery. It covers a 10 acre area and contains the remains of 3,584 Union soldiers, 2,300 of which are unknown. The...More

Thank Timzorrr
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Sobering place but very interesting i would recommend a visit. Jr high and high schoolers history buffs would appreciate too.

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

While at the battlefield make sure to stop by the cemetery to pay your respect and really put the battle into real perspective! So many lives lost. Not all bodies even known and graves with only numbers no names. Cemetery very well maintained.

Thank Katie W
Reviewed August 9, 2016

We took in the Cemetery late in the evening after the Park was closed. We were surprised to find photographers waiting for darkness to photograph owls. The Cemetery is well preserved and honors the Union Side of the Civil War and two Confederate Soldiers who...More

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Jenifer516
If you want to find a specific grave, is there a location or guide to find the plat map? thank you
April 21, 2016|
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Response from Sara C | Reviewed this property |
There is a plot map and a directory, but since so many of the soldiers were buried in trenches, you might not be able to find the person you are looking for. You can go on the cemetery web site and use the app they offer to... More
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