The American Civil War Experience: Lice, Disease and Quinine
On losing a son to war
The statistics of those who died during the Civil War, not from injury but from disease, are shocking. Of the 360,222 men known to have died on the Union side, a quarter of a million were lost due to disease rather than the enemy. While the Confederates didn’t keep records, it is estimated that seventy-five […]
I have a son. And so, I mourn the loss of this son. I only knew Jason Shay through the blogosphere and his posts on through amber lenses. He was killed in action on September 3rd at the age of 22. Alex Horton, a fellow soldier and blogger, has posted a very fitting tribute here.