Monday, February 10, 2020

Did you know?




During the Civil war more people died of illness and disease than they did during battle. Dysentery and diarrhea ran rampant through the soldiers. It was so bad that there was an honor code amongst soldiers that you did not shoot a man if he was pooping.

That would be a pretty shitty way to die.

8 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bad pun!
Yes, I'd heard that disease, along with the cold and starvation, killed a lot of soldiers.

JACKIESUE said...

war is not safe for men women and children..the hippies were right.

Adam said...

Dysentery was a common killer in the wars for a very long time. It knocked out a few kings and princes who did battle.

Liz A. said...

Ba-dum-bum...

Ananka said...

It certainly would be :-O

Birgit said...

I knew this and this seemed to be the case in most wars. Those men must have just been pooped

Joanne said...

sadly I was aware of that. Growing up in PA, Gettysburg was a must see. Learned plenty of Civil War facts. But I missed this poop shooting one. That's why I read your blog.

Mary Kirkland said...

I did now that. It's good that things are better now.