Technological Advances of the Civil War


November 1, 2023

The Civil War lasted from 1861 to 1865. It is the bloodiest battle that the United States has every fought since both sides fighting in the war were from the United States. Nearly 620,000 people were killed. The most shocking part, however, is the fact that only 150,000 people died from battle wounds.

The other 470,000 died from diseases such as malaria, dysentery, and tuberculosis (Milano).

In the 1860’s, medical procedures were very limited. Most of the time, being diagnosed with a disease like tuberculosis was akin to being handed a death sentence. These diseases spread like wildfire during...

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