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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

October 28, 1861

Georgia Soldier Wrote of Ilnesses in Camp

A Georgia soldier writing to his brother from Virginia told him of some of the illnesses in his camp. More soldiers would die from disease than from battle in the Civil War.

“…Will has had the Yellow Jaundice and now he has got the Mumps. There is several more of the company got them. I am getting along very well if I was well of the sore eyes. I have to (force?) open every new and them but you know that is a small matter. …” Source: Civil War Archive