Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Civil War Oddities #10

Though more than 27,000 were casualties of the battle of Chickamauga, and 4,000 were killed, only one soldier is known to lie on the field today.

He is Private John Ingraham, of the 1st Confederate Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, and an orphan who was buried by comrades where he fell and remained there despite removal of all other known bodies in development of the battlefield park.