Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Vincent Colyer” in chapter 1.1 of The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 7: Prisons and Hospitals.:
...was quarantined, but word came to the authorities that it was in bad shape.
The dead were not being buried, the sick were not being cared for, and the food was being appropriated by the stronger.
Vincent Colyer and an associate, representative of the Sanitary Commission, volunteered to take charge of matters and restore order.
Their action probably saved the town and the entire command from an epidemic of...
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