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Mosquito Soldiers: Malaria, Yellow Fever, and the Course of the American Civil War

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Of the 620,000 soldiers who perished during the American Civil War, the overwhelming majority died not from gunshot wounds or saber cuts, but from disease. And of the various maladies that plagued both armies, few were more pervasive than malaria -- a mosquito-borne illness that afflicted over 1.1 million soldiers serving in the Union army alone. Yellow fever, another dise ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Louisiana State University Press
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