In an "urban" setting.....
Was there someone who would come around if you desired and clean out your outhouse or collect the contents of your chamber pots and dispose of the "mess?" Or, was so little known about sanitation, you just dug a new hole or emptied your chamber pots in the street?
"Grumpy" Dave T.
"Yet, despite these small numbers, Kernstown was one of the most decisive engagements of the war. The Confederates, Under Jackson, though soundly defeated, ultimately lost the most. As historian Bruce Catton observed: ‘The victory meant nothing at all, whereas the mere fact that the battle had been fought meant a great deal.’ Indeed, the ramifications of this odd little affair reached all the way to President Lincoln."