Re: 16th La - Help - Book:"Shiloh to Stones River"
Lanny, as you know Col. Fisk of the 25th was killed in that battle--or more accurately, mortally wounded 12-31 and died the next day. I tracked down his descendants and they told me that he was buried near the battlefield on land belonging to Mr. Wasson, and that in 1866 a friend of his mother located his gravestone (actually, a wooden headboard) and contracted to have a proper fence and stone installed. Don't believe the contract was ever fulfilled. The family still has his sword. A photo of Col. Fisk is in my new book, "Confederate Colonels." He spent over $19,000 of his own money outfitting the regiment.