War Hospitals | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women

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Mary Boykin Chesnut, Part 5 - War Hospitals

Mary's Diary Entry: Augsut 1861 - Mary speaks of the pain and misery in the war hospitals.

Backstory: Disease was the number one killer of soldiers in the Civil War.  In the Peninsular campaign, 5,000 wounded were cared for by 1 doctor and 5 hospital stewards.