nvitation, while all privates were welcomed as to a home.
The Refuge, the residence of John E. Caldwell during the war, was situated in Amherst County, Virginia, about three and a half miles fromion for private soldiers to leave the wards to which they had been assigned.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Edwards Caldwell then resolved to fill up the Refuge with their own friends among the officers, saying tof its record and her own, but simply says in her letter to me, On opening the Refuge (Mr. John Edwards Caldwell said to his wife) we will each do all we find to do, and all we can do, without consulwere in Virginia her guests and patients.
I had but to mention her name to ask, Do you know Mrs. Caldwell, of the Refuge?
and forthwith the eyes of stern men grew misty, and an indescribable look rth it all, and more.
As far as the wounded and sick soldiers are concerned, I am sure that Mrs. Caldwell, equally with myself and all others, who during the war were so blessed as to be permitted t