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Baptism in Blood and Disease: The 145th PVI Burying the Dead at Antietam and Dying from Disease at Harpers Ferry by George Deutsch
Historian George Deutsch will explore one regiment’s ordeal in the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam. The newly minted 145th PVI was spared the slaughter of America’s bloodiest day, only to be detailed the gruesome task of burying Antietam’s dead on the battlefield, a nightmarish introduction to war. The regiment spent the next several cold, rainy weeks on Bolivar Heights without tents, proper equipment, or adequate medicine, losing more than half their men to disease.