Class Year

2017

Document Type

Blog Post

Publication Date

11-19-2016

Department

Civil War Institute

Abstract

Not only did the armies leave something of a state of chaos behind them after the battle of Gettysburg; they also left their dead buried poorly almost everywhere. Within days, the combination of rain and pigs rooting around the battlefield had exposed multiple skeletons and partially-decomposed bodies. The smell was horrendous, and residents and visitors alike were shocked by the state of the burials.

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This blog post originally appeared in The Gettysburg Compiler and was created by students at Gettysburg College.

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