- "The Slow Dead March of Camp-Disease": Death in the American Civil War
November 25, 1861 PRINCE WILLIAM, Virginia Charles Manning Furman, Typhoid fever, Disease, Civil War
Charles Furman had known Fannie Garden for only 13 days before he asked her to marry him. In all, they spent less than a month together before the Confederate government ordered him northward to fight the “soulless soldiers” of the “despised Yankee Nation." The letters they wrote in the years that followed captured both their own deepening love and the chaos and carnage of the American Civil...