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Bull Nelson and the heavy hand of discipline

For the boys of the 36th Indiana, the first few months of 1862 were filled with learning how to be soldiers while trying to stay healthy at Camp Wickliffe in Kentucky. During this time, General Buell assigned the 36th Indiana … Continue reading

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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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