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July 2, 1898

WAR CORRESPONDENCE.

Author Affiliations

Surgeon-General U. S. A.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(1):34-36. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450010044011

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Abstract

BY LIEUT.-COL. NICHOLAS SENN, U.S. VOLS.,

CHIEF SURGEON SIXTH ARMY CORPS.

Chickamauga, Ga., June 22, 1898.

CAMP GEORGE H. THOMAS.

From early dawn until taps, Camp Thomas is the scene of a busy, active life. It is the gathering point of the largest army concentrated in one place since the War of the Rebellion. It is at the present time the temporary home of 45,000 men representing almost every State in the Union. Many of the regiments are short of their quota, and recruits to the number of 500 on an average arrive daily to complete the organization of the regiments now in camp. The commander of the whole army in camp is Major General John R. Brooke, General in Chief in charge of the Department of the Lakes. He came here from Chicago with his entire staff. He enjoys the reputation of being a strict disciplinarian who does everything through

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