A Difficult Winter

Lawrence R. Laboda

in From Selma to Appomattox

Published in print January 1997 | ISBN: 9780195109979
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853892 | DOI:
A Difficult Winter

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First Lieutenant Robert F. Beckham is introduced in this chapter. With his teachings, the Alabamians were developed into a respectable body of cannonneers, and as a result, the command of the Alabamians was transferred to Beckham. Sickness and death somewhat thinned the company from Selma, and after that incident they were still haunted by diseases. The harshness of the Virginia weather became a major problem for the Alabamians because they were not used to it, and it caused different diseases for them. Problems arising from the inside and loss of men proved to be unsettling for the officers and the enlisted men.

Keywords: lieutenant; cannonneers; diseases; death; weather

Chapter.  2408 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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