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RE: Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Sherman and his estimates....

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  • Bob Huddleston
    First, because no one knew how many men would be required. Second, the men enlisted have to be fed armed, clothed and housed. Read some of the accounts of
    Message 1 of 14 , Mar 30, 2001
      First, because no one knew how many men would be required.

      Second, the men enlisted have to be fed armed, clothed and housed. Read some
      of the accounts of peacetime mobilization of the US in 1940 and see what a
      mess it was.

      Third, people had no idea that disease would be so devastating. Of course,
      the deaths also occurred over time.

      The common impression or bias was that healthy farm boys would show those
      sickly city slickers. What n one understood was that the sickly city
      slickers had contracted and lived through the common childhood diseases.
      Things like measles.

      but the healthy farm boys, living in semi-isolation on their farms and small
      towns, when gathered together, had no previous immunity and a little thing
      like measles would shoot through them, killing by the scores.

      Take care,

      Bob

      Judy and Bob Huddleston
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      -----Original Message-----
      From: Clyde Thompson [mailto:cl3454@...]
      Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2001 12:37 PM
      To: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Sherman and his estimates....



      Why are we afraid of calling up too many troops
      when 199,720 died of disease. Clyde
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