Here is an account of one soldier of the 43rd Tennessee Infantry, CSA who died at Vicksburg.
01 19 1863 [Monday]
Was a very damp, cloudy day suitably adapted to the business in which some of us were engaged, for on the day previous a member of our Company died of typhoid fever and we dug his grave and buried him. His name was Asa G. Kincaid [Pvt., Co. F].
He was about 18 years old. He had enlisted in the cause of the South and soon found a soldier’s grave far from his home and parents. We buried him in a gentle manner, with Head and Foot Boards, with his name marked thereon, so those passing could read that though he fell in Mississippi his home was in Tennessee
Unfortunately, his remains were not found and reinterred in the Vicksburg City Cemetery, Soldiers Rest. They remain lost forever.