Monthly Archives: November 2011

Death in the Camp

In the Civil War, disease killed more soldiers than bullets. ┬áThe men of the 36th Indiana learned this startling fact quickly. There’s little question that the gathering of lots of men from small communities and farms across the countryside into … Continue reading

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Choosing More War

In September 1861, Lewis K. Harris chose to go back to war. ┬áLike many of the ninety-day men (those who joined the initial three-month units called for by President Lincoln and raised by the governors of several states), L.K. wanted … Continue reading

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