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respondence then commenced and continued to the present time, soon demonstrated how general were the acts of patriotic devotion, and an extensive tour, undertaken the following summer, to obtain by personal observation and intercourse with these heroic women, a more clear and comprehensive idea of what they had done and were doing, only served to increase his admiration for their zeal, patience, and self-denying effort. Meantime the war still continued, and the collisions between Grant and Lee, in the East, and Sherman and Johnston, in the South, the fierce campaign between Thomas and Hood in Tennessee, Sheridan's annihilating defeats of Early in the valley of the Shenandoah, and Wilson's magnificent expedition in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, as well as the mixed naval and military victories at Mobile and Wilmington, were fruitful in wounds, sickness, and death. Never had the gentle and patient ministrations of woman been so needful as in the last year of the war; and never
supplies to the field, and ministered to the wounded, while the shot and shell were crashing around them, and Antietam had its representatives of the fair sex, angels of mercy, but for whose tender and judicious ministrations, hundreds and perhaps thousands would not have seen another morning's light. In the race for Richmond which followed, Miss Barton's train was hospital and diet kitchen to the Ninth Corps, and much of the time for the other Corps also. At Fredericksburg, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Plummer, Mrs. Fales, and Miss Barton, and we believe also, Miss Gilson, were all actively engaged. A part of the same noble company, though not all, were at Chancellorsville. At Gettysburg, Mrs. Harris was present and actively engaged, and as soon as the battle ceased, a delegation of ladies connected with the Sanitary Commission toiled most faithfully to alleviate the horrors of war. In the subsequent battles of the Army of the Potomac, the Field Relief Corps of the Sanitary Comm
or services among the freedmen and refugees. Barbara Frietchie. Her age her patriotism Whittier's poem Barbara Frietchie was an aged lady of Frederick, Maryland, of German birth, but intensely patriotic. In September, 1862, when Lee's army were on their way to Antietam, Stonewall Jackson's corps passed through Frederick, and the inhabitants, though a majority of them were loyal, resolved not to provoke the rebels unnecessarily, knowing that they could make no effectual resistres of Frederick stand, Green-walled by the hills of Maryland. Round about them orchards sweep, Apple and peach trees fruited deep, Fair as a garden of the Lord To the eyes of the famished rebel horde, On that pleasant morn of the early fall When Lee marched over the mountain-wall-- Over the mountains winding down, Horse and foot, into Frederick town. Forty flags with their silver stars, Forty flags with their crimson bars, Flapped in the morning wind: the sun Of noon looked down, and saw not
at acceptance, and to the ultimate benefit of the cause. This tour accomplished, Mrs. Barker returned to her hospital work in Washington. After the surrender of Lee's army, Mrs. Barker visited Richmond and Petersburg, and as she walked the deserted streets of those fallen cities, she felt that her work was nearly done. Almost o Washington, and endeavored to obtain a pass and transportation for supplies to Pope's army, then falling 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 e Third Division of the Third Corps, then filled to overflowing with the Chancellorsville wounded. Here she remained until compelled to move North with the army by Lee's raid into Pennsylvania in June and July, 1863. On the 3d of July, the day of the last and fiercest of the Gettysburg battles, Mrs. Husband, who had been, from
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)
Mrs. Wyllys, 409. Kirchner, Mrs. Dr., 89. Kirkland, Mrs. Caroline M., 62. Knight, Miss Sophia, 412. Lane, Miss Adeline A., 407. Latham, Mrs. P. C., 409. Lanthrop, Mrs. L. E., 408. Leach, Mrs. Lydia, 408. Ledergerber, Miss Charlotte, 408. Lee, Mrs. Mary W., 47, 157. Livermore, Mrs. Mary A., 48, 53, 59, 178, 359. Long, Miss, 411. Loring, Miss Ira E. 411. Lovell, Miss S. R., 406. Lowell, Miss Anna, 410, 411. Lowell, Mrs., 410. Ludlow, Mrs. Mary, 408. McCabe, Miss, 409. McClintrs., 89. Rogers, Mrs. William B., 411. Ross, Miss Anna Maria, 62, 343-351. Rouse, Mrs. B., 53. Russell, Mrs. C. E., 410. Safford, Miss Mary J., 163, 357-361. Sager, Mrs., 408. Salter, Mrs. J. D.B., 409. Schaums, Mrs., 409. Schuyler, Miss Louisa Lee, 53. Selby, Mrs. Paul, 409. Seward, Mrs. T. W., 411. Seymour, Mrs. Horatio, 53. Shattuck, Mrs. Anna M.,408. Shaw, Mrs. G. H., 411. Sheads, Miss Carrie, 85, 86. Shephard, Miss N. A., 408. Smith, Mrs., 410. Smith, Mrs. Rebecca S., 407