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Disease returns

The weather improved in Fredericksburg in late March, 1863, but camp diseases that had earlier plagued the army returned. They’d never really quit, but now they were more widespread. “The scarlet fever has broken out amongst the troops,” Spartan Band … Continue reading

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Chronic illness discharges

By the end of November, more than thirty men of the 13th had been discharged since the Battle of Leesburg/Ball’s Bluff for chronic illnesses and a few more for wounds that would not heal, according to their muster rolls in … Continue reading

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