Disease & Sickness Ravaged Civil War America
Written on:March 10, 2013
During the American Civil War over 620,000 people were casualties (and probably a lot more) with 504 dying every day. For the soldier, two out of every three would die of disease. The average soldier quickly discovered that one of the worst places to be sent were the field hospitals. William C. Haynes of the 11th Kansas wrote in February of 1863 wrote about the toll of war with regard…Read more...
In category: Camp Life, Civil War Soldiers, Soldier Studies