There were 5000 men killed that morning at this location. The dead, including horses, had to be buried. They were usually buried where they fell except Sunken Road was a thoroughfare and had to be cleared. Frank H. Schell drew this wartime sketch showing trenches dug for the Confederates. It was printed in Frank Leslie's Illustrated, October 1862, ANB, The view looks northeast along the lane from the position of where the future Ward house would be built. Roullete Lane cuts through the center of the sketch. One eyewitness recalled that the dead "were in rows like the ties of a railroad, in heaps like sticks of wood."