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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Shiloh National Military Cemetery

Graves of the unknown at Shiloh. I visited the Shiloh National Military Park on Good Friday in 2018. I was passing through Tennessee on my way to Maryland. The military cemetery is on a bluff above the Tennessee River. I knew this was one of the bloodiest engagements of the Civil War, but I was unprepared for the number of unidentified graves.

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Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Shiloh, Tennessee, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-6500
Copyright: © John Brennan