Thursday, April 22, 2010

A letter from Fort Pillow says . . .

. . . that the mosquitoes are plenty there, and Nature’s sweet restorer has become a myth. An extra order has gone up to Cairo for mosquito bars, and until they arrive the sailors live in torment. The weather is extremely warm, and vegetation is in full bloom. It is actually summer.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, May 3, 1862, p. 1

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