undergoing quarantine inspection, Daufuski Island SC, 1899, National Library
|Here are some
returning troops undergoing quarantine inspection at Daufuski Island in South
Carolina, in 1899.
from the State Board of Health was expressed in the annual report
|This year, 1899,
has been a fortunate one to Charleston in relation to yellow fever. In the earlier summer months it was
generally feared that with the horde of soldiers returning from the West
Indies, and especially the island of Cuba, that yellow fever would follow in
their train, and we were generally considered in great peril.
|We have fortunately
escaped. Another year is added to our long list of years since the great foe
has been in our city...The most rigid precautions were taken to protect the
city, and for several months great anxiety was felt...