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Those that were had a fair chance of survival. For those that ended up in the hastily constructed field hospitals, where the conditions were often dirty and poorly ventilated and the doctors ill equipped, the chances were somewhat more limited. By the end of the war there were some 350 army hospitals in operation, most of them Federal. But the Confederacy, too, worked hard to develop its medical corps. The doctors and nurses were caring and conscientious and they received help from the aid societies that existed in many of the southern cities, but shortages of personnel and supplies made the Confederate hospital a less than desirable destination for the thousands upon thousands of wounded soldiers that arrived daily from the battlefields.
The case-shot was equipped with a Bormann fusea crude but effective device calibrated in quarter secondstimed to explode the shell some five seconds (about 1,200 yards) into its flight in front of the target. The case shot was designed as an extension of the canister. The explosive charge was sufficient only to rupture and strip away the iron case, leaving the load of metal balls to continue on their way without the spread of the canister at long ranges. The devastating anti-personnel canister, too, could be fired by either type of gun.
Chestnut and Lee, in relation to the condition of Page 29 your supplies and that you would in a few days be starved out if our guns did not batter you to pieces, or words to that effect, and desiring no useless effusion of blood, I communicated both the verbal and your written answer to my communications to my Government. "If you will state the time at which you will evacuate Fort Sumter, and agree that in the meantime you will not use your guns against us unless ours shall be employed against Fort Sumter, we will abstain from opening fire upon you.