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From Thirteen States.
Erected by the Ladies
Oakwood Memorial Association,
Organized May 10, 1866. Maryland,
Florida. The Epitaph of
the Soldier who falls with his Country
is written in the Hearts of those
who love the Right and
Honor the brave. Kentucky,
Louisiana. As soon as the hospital was opened, the large tobacco factories of the Grants, Mayos and others were secured, their business being practically at an end for the period of the war, and the boilers from these factories were utilized in making soup in the soup houses, and the large supply of splendidly seasoned wood, used in making tobacco boxes, was fashioned into beds and other furniture. The hands employed in factories were put to work in doing manual labor, incident to building, etc., in our hospital construction. A guard house was erected separate from other buildings, for unruly convalescents, attendants, et als., and
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