An ancestor had found his Civil War decendant after months of seaching.
I looked for James A. Markin at the National Cemetery at Shiloh many weeks ago. While my hunch was correct my method was not. James A. Markin died of disease on April 6th 1862 at Savannah, Tn. He would not be the only soldier to depart the earth on that day. It is obvious that he was moved after the War to the cemetery.
He was found at the Shiloh National Cemetery by entering his letters. J.A.M. That is all that is on the grave stone just JAM
Now an unknown soldier at Shiloh can become known. I post this message in part because I don't want any other person to make the same mistake that I did.