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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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The “sick regiment” continues ill

The Leesburg assignment was supposed to help the 13th recover from its outbreaks of measles, pneumonia and typhoid fever. Instead, the crowding of men unused to crowding and with low immunity meant the outbreaks of contagious disease continued as August … Continue reading

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