McMath was killed at Frazier's Farm on June 30, 1862, during the the Seven Days' Battles. In the diary, written in 1861 and 1862, he discusses topics such as camp life (including marches and drills); illnesses affecting the soldiers; and troop...
The list gives the men's names, ranks, regiments, dates of death, and (occasionally) illnesses. Listed at the end of the death register are the total numbers of patients and deaths at each of the three hospitals.
In the letter Sanborn describes staffing, patients, illnesses, and conditions at the local military hospital. He mentions that several Alabamians are being treated there and observes that the facility is well-stocked but "badly managed": "It is not...
In the letter Mary Ann discusses unreliable mail delivery and refers to the "flag of truce" system developed by the United States Postal Service for delivering mail between the North and South. She sends news of her family and mutual acquaintances,...
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