Fearing a Smallpox Epidemic, Civil War Soldiers Tried to Self-Vaccinate | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Fearing a Smallpox Epidemic, Civil War Soldiers Tried to Self-Vaccinate

Although they fought on opposite sides, the Union and Confederate forces shared a common enemy: smallpox.
At the battle of Chancellorsville, fought May of 1862, nearly 5,000 Confederate troops were unable to take their posts as the result of self-vaccination from smallpox.

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