January 7, 1846


Health of the Army at Corpus Christi.  Our correspondent S., in another letter dated Corpus Christi, Dec. 24th, in a measure corrects his previous statement in relation to the health of the army stationed there.  The average number of sick, from bad water, changeable and inclement weather, and exposure, has been but about 300 a day out of 4000 men, while the deaths from disease, for a period of nearly six months, has only been about thirty, and as many more from the accidents of service, explosions, violence, and casualties of various kinds.  To our minds, the very few deaths from sickness, at anew station like Corpus Christi, speaks much for the skill of the medical department attached to the army.


Source: The Daily Picayune, January 7, 1846, p. 2, col. 1.


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