Monday, March 4, 2013

Diary of Alexander G. Downing: Monday, May 12, 1862

Batallion drill today. Sixteen of the boys of our regiment failed to appear for the drill and later they were put into a squad by themselves under an officer and put through the drill until dark — that was their punishment for disobeying orders.

On this day George T. Willcott of Company E died of fever in Scott County, Iowa, and George W. Simmons died of his wounds at Tipton, Iowa. This makes Company E's loss in the battle of Shiloh, nine — six killed and three dying of their wounds. — A. G. D.

Source: Alexander G. Downing, Edited by Olynthus B., Clark, Downing’s Civil War Diary, p. 48

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