Friday, April 1, 2016

Friday's Fact

Where were deceased Civil War soldiers buried? 

Civil War soldiers were buried where they fell on the battlefield or near the hospital where they died. Some soldiers buried on the battlefields were later exhumed and moved to National or Confederate cemeteries.[1]  If the soldiers died  near their homes, like Willie P. Fowler, sometimes family would carry the bodies home for burial.

[1] Civil War Trust accessed 9 January 2016. 

Published 1 April 2016, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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