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The American Civil War as a biological phenomenon: Did Salmonella or Sherman win the war for the North?

Michael Brown Chicago, Illinois, United States   Reexamining Civil War deaths Patients in Ward K of Armory Square Hospital – Washington, DC, 1865   A demographic historian, J. David Hacker, recently discovered an unfortunate truth; using newly digitized data from the 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses, he constructed new estimates of Northern and Southern Civil […]