The history of the Civil War is replete with many young men who patriotically went off to war hoping to make great contributions to their side. Some did not get a chance to prove themselves in battle. Many spent all of their time in camp where some became victims of disease rather than the enemy’s bullets. Thus it was with Langdon Leslie Rumph.
Sterkx, Henry Eugene
"Letters of a Teenage Confederate,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 38
, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol38/iss4/7