Downing’s Civil War Diary.–Alexander G. Downing.

Saturday, 18th—It is reported that General Bragg is marching on this place.[1] Colonel Hare has not been with us for some time and will not be with us again. We have just learned that he resigned his commission on August 31st, on account of the wound which he received at the battle of Shiloh. He was respected by all the men of the regiment, and we are sorry to lose him.

[1] This was one of those mere rumors, for we know by history that General Bragg was not around there at the time.—A. G. D.

Diary of Alexander G. Downing; Company E, Eleventh Iowa Infantry

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