North Carolina Confederate Stephen Dodson Ramseur
This week in the Civil War for September 14, 1864

Civil War Medicine Chest


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Carried By Charles E. White- Seige of Port Hudson 1861 & ‘62D

Diseases contracted during the Civil War killed over twice as many men as bullets. Infections spread rapidly in overcrowded camps. Measles, mumps, rubella, and chicken pox ran rampant, particularly among newly-enlisted soldiers from rural areas who lacked immunities from prior exposure. But even more fatalities resulted from dysentery and diarrhea contracted due to unsanitary conditions.

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