11.29.2014

Living Conditions of the American soldiers


November 29, 1814

Dealing with the illness and living conditions of his American soldiers, General Brown wrote to James Monroe, 

“Perhaps in no country is it so difficult to procure men as in ours, and yet I believe there never was a government that took less pains to preserve the soldiers when once obtained…. we are so humane, there is so much of the milk of human kindness in the Nation that the Soldier cannot be flogged and properly corrected for his offences, but he may perish with Cold or Hunger or expire in your Infamous Hospitals for the want of the necessary supplies and the proper attendance….”

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