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Shiloh National Cemetery

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Address: 1055 Pittsburg Lndg, Shiloh, TN 38376-4331
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Cemetery honoring those who died in the Civil War battle between Union...

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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Where death lives on and refuses to depart

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bartlett, Tennessee
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Bartlett, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 the real deal. The only thing missing was strains of Battle Hymn.

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

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

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Romeoville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 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.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 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 age of the cemetery as well as what is written on the headstones makes it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

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

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Rolla, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 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.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 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 died from their wounds in the Battles. Well maintained and properly honors the fallen soldiers.

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Knoxville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

After visiting the Battlefield, my husband and I visited the Shiloh National Cemetery where the bodies of the Union soldiers were relocated for burial. Many have unkown soldier inscribed and most have just a small white marker with a number inscribed on the top of it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

You must do the film intro first, it puts everything in perspective. The parks service staff are wonderful and do a great job, full credit to the service.

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