Thursday, January 15, 1863
An epidemic of measles raged through the Union camp in Falmouth. One of the fatalities of the epidemic was sixteen-year old Ira Whitaker of Company G of the Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment.1
1S. Millett Thompson, Thirteenth Regiment of New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 : A Diary Covering Three Years and a Day (Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888), 99-100.