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ers to report with his hospital staff at Ringgold, Georgia. The sick were to be removed elsewhere,rick court-house in the centre of the town of Ringgold was especially devoted to my use. The court-ramused the whole post. While located at Ringgold, Georgia, it was considered desirable to remove sns were at once opened for the only church in Ringgold not already occupied by the sick. The peoplebe used for pillows. The order had reached Ringgold about noon; it was ten at night before the roceeded Dr. Thornton as surgeon of the post at Ringgold. He was one of the most thorough gentlemen Ied them myself. Among those whom I nursed in Ringgold was Captain E. John Ellis, of Louisiana. If se farms and plantations lay for miles around Ringgold (soon, alas! to fall into the ruthless handsn he needs it. About seven miles from Ringgold, Georgia, lived an old couple, Mr. and Mrs. Russepatients at the hospitals then established at Ringgold. Their daughter, Miss Phemie, a beautiful yo[11 more...]
. Near the centre a small store had been appropriated to the matron's use during the day. Here all business relating to the comfort of the sick and wounded was transacted. The store as it stood, shelves, counters, and all, became the linen-room, and was piled from floor to ceiling with bedding and clean clothing. The back shed-room was the matron's own. A rough table, planed on the top, stood in the centre. With the exception of one large rocking-chair, kindly donated by a lady of Ringgold, Georgia, boxes served for chairs. A couch made of boxes and piled with comforts and pillows stood in one corner. This served not only as an occasional resting-place for the matron, but, with the arm-chair, was frequently occupied by soldiers who, in the early stages of convalescence, having made a pilgrimage to my room, were too weak to return at once, and so rested awhile. Here I sat on the morning in question looking over some diet lists, when I heard a slight noise at the door. Soon a
ll the position of matron. She said she desired to do something while her husband was at the front defending our Southern homes I soon found what she lacked in age and experience was made up in patriotism, devotion to the Southern cause, constant vigilance, and tenderness in nursing the Confederate sick and wounded. I soon learned to appreciate her services and to regard her as indispensable. She remained with me as hospital matron while I was stationed at Gainesville, Alabama, Ringgold, Georgia, Newnan, Georgia, and Fort Valley, Georgia, embracing a period of over three years. She was all the time chief matron, sometimes supervising more than one thousand beds filled with sick and wounded, and never did any woman her whole duty better. Through heat and cold, night and day, she was incessant in her attentions and watchfulness over the Confederate sick and wounded, many times so worn down by fatigue that she was scarcely able to walk, but never faltering in the discharge of he