While on garrison duty in East Tennessee during the relatively quite times in 1862, coffins were obtained for those who died.
Here is what is found on a
Special Requisition, No. 40, Quartermaster's Department - Confedederate States
For One coffin to contain the corps [sic] of Wm. Sutherland, private in Co C
43 Regt. Tn. Vols who died at Washington Rhea County Tenn on the 20th January 1862.
I Certify that the above Requestion is correct, and that the articles specified are absolutely requisite for the public service, rendered so by the following circumstances:_________________________
Signed: W. J. Hill, Comdy, Co. C
A. C. Day A. Q. M. will issue the articles specified in above Requisition.
Signed: Jas. W. Gillespie, Col. Commanding Regt.
Received at Washington, the 20 day of Jany, 1862,
of A. C. Day Assistant Quatermaster the
coffin specified in full of the above Requisition.
Signed: W. J. Hill Capt Comdy Co. C
Later, on March 5, 1862, we learn that "One coffin at $6.00 was receipted for the remains of Commissary Sgt. W. J. Norman, Co. K, 43rd Tenn., who died the previous day."
These documents were found in the Compiled Service Records for the two soldiers noted above.