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L. P. Brockett, Women's work in the civil war: a record of heroism, patriotism and patience 16 2 Browse Search
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and comfort in the general hospitals at these posts, which were often of great extent, involved a vast amount of labor and frequently serious privation, and personal discomfort on the part of the nurses. Some of these who volunteered for the work were remarkable for their earnest and faithful labors in behalf of the soldiers, under circumstances which would have disheartened any but the most resolute spirits. We may name without invidiousness among these, Mrs. Colfax, Miss Maertz, Miss Melcenia Elliott, Miss Parsons, Miss Adams, and Miss Brayton, who, with many others, perhaps equally faithful, by their constant assiduity in their duties, have given proof of their ardent love of their country. To provide for the great numbers of men discharged from the hospitals while yet feeble and ill, and without the means of going to their often distant homes, and the hundreds of enfeebled and mutilated soldiers, whose days of service were over, and who, often in great bodily weakness, sough
Melcenia Elliott.Rev. J. G. Forman. Previous pursuits in the hospitals in Tennessee in the summer and autumn of 1862 a remarkablendured all the dangers and privations of hospital life, is Miss Melcenia Elliott, of Iowa. Born in Indiana, and reared in the Northern parts a position, and, seeing this reluctance on the part of others, Miss Elliott promptly offered herself for the place. For several months she sympathy, pleasantry and good will. Late in the fall of 1863, Miss Elliott yielded to the wishes of the Western Sanitary Commission, and behe military posts in our possession further South. For one year Miss Elliott managed the internal affairs of this institution with great effiglected and undone. But out of this material and this confusion Miss Elliott, by her efficiency and force of character, brought a good degreesire for knowledge. At the end of a year of this kind of work Miss Elliott was called to the position of matron of the Soldiers' Orphans' H
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)
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 Dudley, 62. Filley, Mrs. Chauncey I., 408. Fisk, Mrs. Clinton B., 408. Flanders, Mrs. Benj., 89. Flanders, Miss Fanny, 89. Flanders, Miss Florence, 89. Ford, Miss Charlotte, 406. F