Thursday, March 7, 2013

Fayetteville At War-- Part 4: Small Pox Still

From the Fen. 28, 2013, Fayetteville (NC) Observer "Civil War 150th anniversary: February 1863 developments.

FEBRUARY 2, 1863 Fayetteville Observer: 'SMALL POX--  We requested to state that there have been 19 cases of small pox in the Black River neighborhood on the east side of the Cape Fear River, of which 4 have resulted in death.  The patients were all dismissed from the Hospital in the Jan. 26th, there being no new cases.

The disease was brought to the neighborhood by a paroled soldier from Maryland, who sickened a few days after his arrival, but so slightly as not to confine him to his room, and with no idea that it was small pox.  Two weeks afterwards, his family were down with the small pox."

This Called Covering One's Hind Quarters.  --Old Secesh

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