Allen Morse and Scurvy

Conflict: Civil War

During the Civil War, the soldiers’ deadliest enemy was disease, and Private Allen Morse was no exception. After three months of captivity in Andersonville Prison, Allen would join the staggering statistic of Civil War deaths caused by disease and malnutrition—60% of … Continue reading

Allen Morse at War

Conflict: Civil War

Allen Morse was 28 when he joined the Michigan Volunteer Cavalry as a private in August of 1862. Like the majority of soldiers and officers in his regiment, he didn’t have any prior military experience. He was initially enlisted in … Continue reading