Common Diseases In The Revolutionary War | Guilford Courthouse

Diseases, such as Smallpox, Malaria, and Dysentery, were common sicknesses suffered by Colonial and British soldiers alike.
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Diseases such as Smallpox, Dysentery, and Malaria, were commonly suffered by Colonial and British soldiers alike, during the American Revolution.  Given the close-quarters environments of army encampments, any one of these sicknesses could spread rapidly throughout a camp.