At Salisbury the dead were too numerous for Confederates to provide individual graves, and instead dumped the bodies into eighteen trenches. These trenches were heavily contested after the war as how many bodies were actually inside.
Nathan Johnson, "Salisbury trench diagram," photograph, March 15, 2014
Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina
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