Thursday, May 9, 2013

Diary of Alexander G. Downing: Thursday, July 17, 1862

It rained all last night and everybody is thankful, as it has become so dry and dusty. There are a few cases of sickness in our regiment, due to the extremely hot weather — a few cases of typhoid fever and some are suffering from chronic diarrhea.

Source: Alexander G. Downing, Edited by Olynthus B., Clark, Downing’s Civil War Diary, p. 57-8

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