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L. P. Brockett, Women's work in the civil war: a record of heroism, patriotism and patience 7 1 Browse Search
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d now be opened with the gentlemen at Annapolis. In the meantime the President had been assassinated, Richmond taken, and Lee's army surrendered. The rebellion was breaking away. All prisoners were to be released from parole, and sent home, and nd it was those brief intervals of rest which enabled her to remain at her post until several months after the surrender of Lee virtually ended the war. She left Richmond in July, 1865, and spent the remainder of the summer in a quiet retreat upon of most devoted and earnest laborers in the work of mercy, among whom were Mrs. M. M. Husband, Miss M. M. C. Hall, Mrs. Mary W. Lee, Miss Tyson, and others. Mrs. Harris gave herself to the work of caring for the wounded. Sad were the sights she will about the middle of June, 1863, Mrs. Harris had her quarters in the Lacy House, Falmouth, and aided by Mrs. Beck and Mrs. Lee, worked faithfully for the soldiers, taking measures to re eve and cure the ailing, and to prevent illness from the long