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What disease caused the most deaths during the Civil War?

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2011-01-06 05:08:56
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Diphtheria, measles, mumps, chicken pox, small pox, influenza, pneumonia, dysentery, cholera, typhoid, malaria, tuberculosis to name a few.

The worst out of the bunch was by far dysentery. This one disease accounted for around 45,000 deaths in the Union army and around 50,000 deaths in the Confederate army.

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