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 C. S. General Albert Sidney Johnston, Commanding the Confederate Army, Was Mortally Wounded Here at 2:30 P. M., April 6, 1862. Died in Ravine Fifty Yards East at 2:54 P. M. The place in the ravine where he died is plainly marked, the tree under which his volunteer aid-de-camp, Governor Isham G. Harris, laid him, still standing there. The inscription on the other mortuary monuments are of a like character. The headquarters of general officers of divisions and brigades are marked by pyramids of shells, with inscriptions giving names of the officers. The lines of all organizations are plainly marked, so that it is easy to recognize the ground over which any body of troops passed during the battle. The Confederates who fell at Shiloh are buried in large trenches, five in number, near where they fell. The Commission has placed them in fine order and adorned them with shells similar to the adornment of the monuments just mentioned. I was there on the 30th day of May last (Decorative Day). The Commissioners invited me to a seat in their carriage, and we passed to all these resting places of Confederates, and on arrival at each burying place the Commissioners alighted and decorated them. Hereafter it is expected that there will be a general decoration of Confederate graves, as is usual at other places.
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