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r labors the results the awakening of patriotic zeal among American women at the opening of the war the organization of philanthropic effort Hospital nurses Miss Dix's rejection of great numbers of applicants on account of youth hired nurses their services generally prompted by patriotism rather than pay the State Relief aabors which required a mature strength, a firm will, and skill in all household duties. Yet to err is human, and it need not surprise us, as it probably did not Miss Dix, to learn, that in a few instances, those whom she had refused to commission on account of their youthfulness, proved in other fields, their possession of the very highest qualifications for the care of the sick and wounded. Miss Gilson was one of the most remarkable of these instances; and it reflects no discredit on Miss Dix's powers of discrimination, that she should not have discovered, in that girlish face, the indications of those high abilities, of which their possessor was as yet
Part II. Superintendent of nurses. Miss Dorothea L. Dix. Early history Becomes interest to that long since awakened in her own. Dorothea L. Dix. Since 1841 until the breaking out of the late war, Miss Dix devoted herself to the great work which she accepted as the special mission oactions, if she hoped to meet the approval of Miss Dix. Good health and an unexceptionable moral chades the appointment of nurses the position of Miss Dix imposed upon her numerous and onerous duties.s, better describe the personal appearance of Miss Dix, and give an idea of her varied duties and ma we decided after breakfast to pay a visit to Miss Dix. We fortunately found the good lady at homn the hospitals do not work harmoniously with Miss Dix. They are jealous of her power, impatient of k of mercy. It was perhaps unfortunate for Miss Dix that at the time when she received her appoinndation and conducting of Lunatic Asylums. Miss Dix is gifted with a singularly gentle and persua[23 more...]
. Fay commenced his personal services with the Army of the Potomac, Miss Gilson, wishing to accompany him, applied to Miss D. L. Dix, Government Superintendent of Female Nurses, for a diploma, but as she had not reached the required age she was rejecishes, on account of the too great exposure to the sea, and went to New York. While in New York Miss Parsons wrote to Miss Dix, the agent of the Government for the employment of women nurses, offering her services wherever they might be needed, an to St. Louis and was assigned by Mr. James E. Yeatman, (the President of the Western Sanitary Commission, and agent for Miss Dix), to the Lawson Hospital. In a few weeks, however, she was needed for a still more important service, and was placed as back, foot by foot, in stern but unavailing resistance to Lee's strong and triumphant force. These she was denied, but Miss Dix requested her to take charge temporarily of the Camden Street Hospital, at Baltimore, the matron of which had been stric
L. P. Brockett, Women's work in the civil war: a record of heroism, patriotism and patience, The Hospital Transport service. (search)
y, with despatches for Fortress Monroe; this gave us the special fun of being the first to come leisurely into the panic then raging at Yorktown. The Small was instantly surrounded by terror-stricken boats; the people of the big St. Mark leaned, pale, over their bulwarks, to question us. Nothing could be more delightful than to be as calm and monosyllabic as we were. We leave at daybreak for Harrison's Bar, James River, where our gunboats are said to be; we hope to get further up, but General Dix warns us that it is not safe. What are we about to learn? No one here can tell. (Harrison's Bar, July 2d). We arrived here yesterday to hear the thunder of the battle, Malvern Hill. and to find the army just approaching this landing; last night it was a verdant shore, to-day it is a dusty plain. The Spaulding has passed and gone ahead of us; her ironsides can carry her safely past the rifle-pits which line the shore. No one can tell us as yet what work there is for us; the wound
Mrs. Joseph lowland and her labors on the Hospital Transport her tender and skilful nursing of the sick and wounded of her husband's regiment poem addressed to her by a soldier her encouragement and assistance to the women nurses appointed by Miss Dix Mrs. Robert S. Howland her labors in the hospitals and at the Metropolitan Sanitary Fair her early death from over-exertion in connection with the Fair her poetical contributions to the national cause in the Hospital Miss Georgiana M. Wovented Mrs. Howland from further active service in the field; but whenever her health permitted, she visited and labored in the hospitals around Washington, and her thoughtful attention and words of encouragement to the women nurses appointed by Miss Dix, and receiving a paltry stipend from the Government, were most gratefully appreciated by those self-denying, hard-working, and often sorely-tried women-many of them the peers in culture, refinement and intellect of any lady in the land, but tre
labored on through the fall and winter of 1861-2 till the battles of Shiloh and Pea Ridge filled the hospitals with wounded men, at St. Louis and Mound City, and at Louisville and Evansville and Paducah, and she began to feel that she must go where her services were more needed, and give herself wholly to this work of caring for and nursing the wounded patriots of the war. After waiting some time for an opportunity to go she wrote to Mr. James E. Yeatman, at St. Louis, the agent of Miss Dorothea L. Dix for the appointment of women nurses in the hospitals of the Western Department, and was accepted. On reporting herself at St. Louis she was commissioned as a nurse, and in the fall of 1862 proceeded to Helena, where the army of the Southwest had encamped the previous July, under Major-General Curtis, and where every church and several private buildings had to be converted into hospitals to accommodate the sick of his army. It was here, during the winter of 1863, that the writer of
L. P. Brockett, Women's work in the civil war: a record of heroism, patriotism and patience, Index of names of women whose services are recorded in this book. (search)
s Ellen, 53. Colt, Mrs. Henrietta L., 53. Conrad, Mrs. R. E., 377. Coolidge, Mrs. C. P., 409. Comstock, Mrs. Elizabeth S., 410. Cowen, Mrs. Sarah J., 411. Cox, Miss Caroline, 406. Cozzens, Mrs. W. F., 408. Craighead, Miss Rebecca M., 408. Curtiss, Mrs. E., 409. Dame, Mrs. Harriet B., 410. Davis, Miss Clara, 295, 400-403. Davis, Mrs. E. W., 408. Davis, Mrs. G. T.M., 352-356. Davis, Mrs. Samuel C., 408. Day, Mrs. Juliana, 407. Debenham, Miss Anna M., 408 Divers, Bridget, 80-82. Dix, Miss Dorothea L., 45, 97-108, 134,274,290. Don Carlos, Mrs. Minnie, 89. Dougherty, Miss Deborah, 408. Dykeman, Mrs. M. J., 408. Edgar, Mrs. T. D., 409. Edwards, Miss, 89. Elliott, Miss Melcenia, 48, 380-384. Ellis, Mrs. Mary, 408. Ellis, Miss Ruth L., 405. Ely, Mrs. Dr., 409. Engelmann, Mrs. Mary, 409. Etheridge, Mrs. Annie, 218, 301. Fales, Mrs. Almira, 47, 279-283. Fales, Miss, 409. Farr, Mrs. Lizzie H., 411. Felton, Miss Mary, 411. Ferris, Mrs., 408. Field, Mrs. David D