Thanks Art and Jamie. Before I posted the above question I have searched for these soldiers names at Alexandria and Chalmette and other listings online but have not found them. I suspect they may be buried as part of the thousands of "Unknowns" in those cemeteries.
My question is more to the wondering if the exhumation teams were digging blindly or if they had more details on the men they were digging up for reburial. For instance when they opened a grave did they know more or less by state and regiment which regiment the soldier was from? Or were the bodies they exhumed unknown not only by name but by any identity at all?
To have some idea of who was in certain graves, if not by name at least by regiment, would of course would depend on how they were first buried after the battle at Pleasant Hill, and by whom, on the day after the battle when they were killed.
Does anyone know who first buried them and how it was done, individually, or seperated by regiment and state, or basically in common trenches without any distinction or records? And does anyone know where their original graves were before their later exhumation? Were they buried where they fell on the field of battle or were they gathered up and transported to another area for burial?