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o be constantly on hand during any given campaign is estimated, on an average, at ten per cent.; but this proportion must necessarily be exceeded, especially in an invading army, with raw, undisciplined, and unacclimated troops. This was eminently true even in the Crimea; in a climate comparatively healthy, within a few miles of the sea. We may well imagine what would be the effects of the climate of the South upon the Northern troops, if they were to pass far, during the hot season, beyond Mason and Dixon's line. Disease, in its worst form, would be sure to invade and thin their ranks at every step. Fever — typhoid, typhus, remittent, intermittent, and yellow — dysentery, diarrhŒs, scurvy, pneumonia, and inflammation of the liver would accomplish more, infinitely more, for the Southern cause than all the weapons of war that could be placed in the hands of the Southern people. Typhoid, typhus and yellow fever, dysentery, diarrhŒa and scurvy would, in all human probability, soon be<