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Cambridgeport (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
Frederick City, Harper's Ferry, and Antietam Agent of the Sanitary Commission at camp Parole, Annapolis, Maryland is seized with typhoid fever here when partially recovered, she resumes her labors, but is again attacked and compelled to withdraw from her work her other labors for the soldiers, both sick and well obtaining furloughs sending home the bodies of dead soldiers providing head-boards for the soldiers' graves This lady, now the wife of the Rev. Edward Abbott, of Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, was one of the earliest, most indefatigable and useful of the laborers for Union soldiers during the war. Her labors commenced early in the winter of 1861-62, in the hospitals of Philadelphia, in which city she was then residing. Her visits were at first confined to the Broad and Cherry Street Hospital, and her purpose at first was to minister entirely to the religious wants of the sick, wounded and dying soldiers. Her interest in the inmates of that institution was never per
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
licacies, reading matter, and many other things, both valuable and useful to the soldiers, and not embraced in the government supplies, nor sold by sutlers. These she distributed among both sick and well, as their needs required. She corresponded largely with the friends of sick soldiers; she represented their needs to those who had the means to relieve them; she used her influence in obtaining furloughs for the convalescents, and discharges for the incurables; she importuned tape-bound officials for passes, that the remains of the poor unpaid soldier might be buried beside his parents; she erected headboards at every soldier's grave at that time in the cemetery at West Philadelphia, as a temporary memorial and record. In the heat of Virginian summers, and the inclement winters, it was with her the same steady unchanged work, till sickness put an end to her labors. Till the last her intercourse with the soldiers was always both pleasant, and in the highest sense profitable.
Aquia Creek (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
als, but owing to unusual strictness of regulation at that time, she was not permitted to do so. Later in the season she accompanied Mrs. Husband to Frederick City, Harper's Ferry and Antietam, at which latter place, by the invitation of Surgeon Vanderkieft, and Miss Hall, she remained several weeks doing very acceptable service. During the winter of 1863 she renewed her efforts to gain permission to serve in the field hospitals of the army, then in winter quarters between Falmouth and Acquia Creek, but was again repulsed. In the spring she once more renewed her efforts, but without success. Again visiting Washington, she was requested to become the agent of the Sanitary Commission, at Camp Parole, Annapolis, Maryland. She commenced her laborious duties at Camp Parole about the 1st of May, 1863. She made numerous friends here, among all classes with whom she came in contact, and did a most admirable work among the returned prisoners. She remained here the whole summer, never
Falmouth, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
he field hospitals, but owing to unusual strictness of regulation at that time, she was not permitted to do so. Later in the season she accompanied Mrs. Husband to Frederick City, Harper's Ferry and Antietam, at which latter place, by the invitation of Surgeon Vanderkieft, and Miss Hall, she remained several weeks doing very acceptable service. During the winter of 1863 she renewed her efforts to gain permission to serve in the field hospitals of the army, then in winter quarters between Falmouth and Acquia Creek, but was again repulsed. In the spring she once more renewed her efforts, but without success. Again visiting Washington, she was requested to become the agent of the Sanitary Commission, at Camp Parole, Annapolis, Maryland. She commenced her laborious duties at Camp Parole about the 1st of May, 1863. She made numerous friends here, among all classes with whom she came in contact, and did a most admirable work among the returned prisoners. She remained here the whol
Richmond (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
he need of woman's nursing and comforting ways. By the month of May, ensuing, she was giving up her whole time to these ministrations, and this at a considerable sacrifice, and extending her efforts so as to alleviate the temporal condition of the sufferers, as well as to minister to their spiritual ones. In the early part of this summer, memorable as the season of the Peninsula Campaign, she, in company with Mrs. M. M. Husband, of Philadelphia, entered upon the transport service on the James and Potomac Rivers, principally on board the steamer John Brooks --passing to and fro with the sick and wounded between Harrison's Landing, Fortress Monroe and Philadelphia. This joint campaign ended with a sojourn of two months at Mile Creek Hospital, Fortress Monroe. Her friend, Mrs. H. thus speaks of her. A more lovely Christian character, a more unselfishly devoted person, than Miss Davis, I have never known. Her happy manner of approaching the soldiers, especially upon religious su
Cornfield Point (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
an's nursing and comforting ways. By the month of May, ensuing, she was giving up her whole time to these ministrations, and this at a considerable sacrifice, and extending her efforts so as to alleviate the temporal condition of the sufferers, as well as to minister to their spiritual ones. In the early part of this summer, memorable as the season of the Peninsula Campaign, she, in company with Mrs. M. M. Husband, of Philadelphia, entered upon the transport service on the James and Potomac Rivers, principally on board the steamer John Brooks --passing to and fro with the sick and wounded between Harrison's Landing, Fortress Monroe and Philadelphia. This joint campaign ended with a sojourn of two months at Mile Creek Hospital, Fortress Monroe. Her friend, Mrs. H. thus speaks of her. A more lovely Christian character, a more unselfishly devoted person, than Miss Davis, I have never known. Her happy manner of approaching the soldiers, especially upon religious subjects, was une
Camp Parole (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
l Mrs. Husband's account of her at Frederick City, Harper's Ferry, and Antietam Agent of the Sanitary Commission at camp Parole, Annapolis, Maryland is seized with typhoid fever here when partially recovered, she resumes her labors, but is agai but without success. Again visiting Washington, she was requested to become the agent of the Sanitary Commission, at Camp Parole, Annapolis, Maryland. She commenced her laborious duties at Camp Parole about the 1st of May, 1863. She made numerCamp Parole about the 1st of May, 1863. She made numerous friends here, among all classes with whom she came in contact, and did a most admirable work among the returned prisoners. She remained here the whole summer, never allowing herself one day's absence, until October. She suffered from ague, an As soon as the state of her health permitted, indeed before her physician gave his consent, she resumed her labors at Camp Parole, but in a few weeks the fever set in again, and further service was rendered impossible. Thus closed the ministration
Annapolis (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
et Hospital, Philadelphia one of the Hospital Transport corps the steamer John Brooks mile Creek Hospital Mrs. Husband's account of her at Frederick City, Harper's Ferry, and Antietam Agent of the Sanitary Commission at camp Parole, Annapolis, Maryland is seized with typhoid fever here when partially recovered, she resumes her labors, but is again attacked and compelled to withdraw from her work her other labors for the soldiers, both sick and well obtaining furloughs sending home tbetween Falmouth and Acquia Creek, but was again repulsed. In the spring she once more renewed her efforts, but without success. Again visiting Washington, she was requested to become the agent of the Sanitary Commission, at Camp Parole, Annapolis, Maryland. She commenced her laborious duties at Camp Parole about the 1st of May, 1863. She made numerous friends here, among all classes with whom she came in contact, and did a most admirable work among the returned prisoners. She remained
John Brook (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
Clara Davis. Miss Davis not a native of this country her services at the Broad and Cherry Street Hospital, Philadelphia one of the Hospital Transport corps the steamer John Brooks mile Creek Hospital Mrs. Husband's account of her at Frederick City, Harper's Ferry, and Antietam Agent of the Sanitary Commission at camp Parole, Annapolis, Maryland is seized with typhoid fever here when partially recovered, she resumes her labors, but is again attacked and compelled to withdran the early part of this summer, memorable as the season of the Peninsula Campaign, she, in company with Mrs. M. M. Husband, of Philadelphia, entered upon the transport service on the James and Potomac Rivers, principally on board the steamer John Brooks --passing to and fro with the sick and wounded between Harrison's Landing, Fortress Monroe and Philadelphia. This joint campaign ended with a sojourn of two months at Mile Creek Hospital, Fortress Monroe. Her friend, Mrs. H. thus speaks of
Fortress Monroe (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
rvice on the James and Potomac Rivers, principally on board the steamer John Brooks --passing to and fro with the sick and wounded between Harrison's Landing, Fortress Monroe and Philadelphia. This joint campaign ended with a sojourn of two months at Mile Creek Hospital, Fortress Monroe. Her friend, Mrs. H. thus speaks of her. Fortress Monroe. Her friend, Mrs. H. thus speaks of her. A more lovely Christian character, a more unselfishly devoted person, than Miss Davis, I have never known. Her happy manner of approaching the soldiers, especially upon religious subjects, was unequalled; the greatest scoffer would listen to her with respect and attention, while the majority followed her with a glance of veneration as if she were a being of a superior order. I heard one say, there must be wings hidden beneath her cloak. After leaving Fortress Monroe, Miss Davis returned to Philadelphia, and recruited her supplies for the use of the soldiers. She was anxious to be permitted to serve in the field hospitals, but owing to unusual strictnes
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