The Leading Cause Of Death In The Civil War Was Kind Of Embarrassing

January 11, 2017

It truly was a call of duty.

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The leading cause of death for soldiers in the American Civil War was not from battle wounds -- it was from diarrhea.

That's right. It was so bad that the soldiers had an honor code against shooting someone who was pooping.

Here's the excerpt from Oxford Journals:

leading cause of death American Civil War

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