Podcast Sanitary Commission - The Battle of Big Bethel |The Civil War - Fortnight 5

Jun 7, 2021
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Disease, illness, and wounds were the primary of killer of men on both sides of the war. This week the US government established the Sanitary Commission to create standards for hygienic camp layouts and establishing military hospitals.

On June 10th the Battle of Big Bethel happened. General Benjamin Butler sent two attacked Confederate outposts at Little and Big Bethel. The rebels repulsed the attack and maintained their positions near the church.

I also discuss:
- The Battle of Boonville, which gave the Union control of the Missouri River.
- The successful balloon telegraph test by Thaddeus Lowe.
- West Virginia becoming a state.