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John Calvin Irwin, my 2nd great grand uncle Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter, Georgia, USA

John Calvin Irwin, my 2nd great grand uncle
Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Georgia, USA

John Irwin died during the Civil War on July 8, 1864. The official cause of death is listed as debilitas. It’s unknown whether the weakness was caused from a disease such as scurvy or dysentery or if he fell into a depression.

At this time in the war, Georgia was being bludgeoned by the Atlanta campaign. I’d rather not imagine the conditions the soldiers lived in, let alone the battles.

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