YELLOW FEVER TAKES LIFE of GEN. BENJ. TROLLINGER
October 1, 1862 Issue of the WEEKLY STANDARD (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Transcribed and Posted by Myrtle Bridges
February 13, 2003
We regret to learn that this disease is on the increase in Wilmington. It is said there were thirteen
deaths on Friday, fifteen on Saturday, and thirty on Sunday last, The fever is said to be of the most
malignant form. Among the deaths we regret to hear of those of Dr. Dickson and W. C. Bettencourt, Esq.,
and Gen. Benj. Trollinger. Dr. W. G. Thomas is sick with the fever.
We learn that Gen. Beauregard has sent several physicians from Charleston, and that the Mayor of
the latter place has sent nurses to attend to the sick. Business in the place is almost entirely suspended.
The disease will no doubt abate and disappear after the first hard frost.
Wilmington was visited in 1822 by the yellow fever, at which time it was very malignant and fatal.
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