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Fannie A. Beers, Memories: a record of personal exeperience and adventure during four years of war. 1 1 Browse Search
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No one ever failed to meet her self-imposed duties. No patient was for a moment neglected. I cannot recall the names of all the ladies who attended at the Soldiers' Rest. Those whom I knew best were Mrs. Gawthmey, Mrs. Booker, Mrs. Grant, Miss Catherine Poitreaux, Mrs. Edmond Ruffin, and Miss Susan Watkins. A few steps below, between Ninth and Tenth Streets, was another private hospital, similar in almost every respect to the one just described, organized and presided over by Mrs. Caroline Mayo. She also was assisted by several ladies, but had entire direction, and threw herself into the work with all her soul. Her patriotism was boundless, her courage and endurance unfailing. Not only at that time, but for three years, every hour of her time, every thought of her heart, was given to the sick and wounded Confederates. Sometimes, alas! the care and nursing lavished upon the sick was unavailing. Death often invaded the Rest. In every case the rites of burial were accor