Northern women and the war.--The sufferings of our sick and wounded soldiers have drawn forth freely all the noble and benevolent characteristics of the women of the North
, hundreds of whom have flocked to the hospitals east and west, and are cheerfully acting as angels of mercy to the poor fellows who are suffering there with wounds and disease.
Conspicuous among these philanthropic women is Mrs. Henry Baylis
, the wife of a merchant of New-York
, who, as chief directress of the Women's Relief Hospital
, has left a home of affluence and ease, and is now devoting her whole time and energies to the relief of our sick and wounded soldiers at Yorktown
She has not only volunteered to endure the privations and discharge the disagreeable duties of hospital life, but she has studied the profession of surgeon and nurse, so that she can care for a wounded limb equal to any of the surgeons of the army.
The memory of such a woman should be cherished by the whole nation, and she is richly entitled to a fame equal to that which Florence Nightingale
has so justly earned.--New-York Atlas