Sunday, February 10, 2013

Diary of Alexander G. Downing: Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, Sunday, April 20, 1862

John T. Rice, a member of Company E, Eleventh Iowa, was buried this afternoon with military honors.2  He died of his wound accompanied with fever. Three other men who died of disease were also buried today. We learned that Wilson Simmons of Company E died of lung fever on the 15th at Mound City, Illinois.

2 Rice was buried in the Shiloh National Cemetery, Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, his grave being 175, Section 9. — A. G. D.

Source: Alexander G. Downing, Edited by Olynthus B., Clark, Downing’s Civil War Diary, p. 45.

EDITOR’S NOTE:  According to the Shiloh Monument Location System, John P. Rice (middle initial also verified using the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System) is buried in Section G, grave # 2061, Shiloh National Cemetery.  Both his pension index card (located via and the Roster and Record of Iowa soldiers in the War of the Rebellion, Vol. 2, p. 376 list his middle initial as “T.”

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