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my, which she rejoined with fresh supplies at Falmouth. She remained in camp until after the unsuccom they sent as prisoners across the river to Falmouth, where Miss Barton as yet had her camp. The nded whether detained in the hospitals around Falmouth or forwarded through the deep mud to the hospspital return to the front Fredericksburg Falmouth she almost despairs of the success of our ars. Harris had her quarters in the Lacy House, Falmouth, and aided by Mrs. Beck and Mrs. Lee, worked he field, and made the campaign with him from Falmouth to Gettysburg. At this battle her husband a, and entered the Second Corps Hospital near Falmouth. There in a Sibley tent whose only floor wasson her sorrowful toil at Fredericksburg and Falmouth her peculiarities and humor Mrs. Fales, intly, she hastened again to the front, and at Falmouth early in 1863, after that fearful and disastrd bring up an ambulance, in which she reached Falmouth the next day. The hospital of which she wa
ces of contrivance and management in any emergency, made the severe labor seem light, and by keeping up the spirits of the entire party, prevented the scenes of suffering constantly presented from rendering them morbid or depressed. She took the position of assistant superintendent of the Portsmouth Grove General Hospital, in September, 1862, when her friend, Miss Wormeley, became superintendent, and remained there till the spring of 1863, was actively engaged in the care of the wounded at Falmouth after the battle of Chancellorsville, was on the field soon after the battle of Gettysburg, and wrote that charming and graphic account of the labors of herself and a friend at Gettysburg in the service of the Sanitary Commission which was so widely circulated, and several times reprinted in English reviews and journals. We cannot refrain from introducing it as one of those narratives of actual philanthropic work of which we have altogether too few. Three weeks at Gettysburg. July, 186
tals Broad and Cherry Street Hospital, Philadelphia Assists in organizing a Ladies' Aid Society at Chester, and in forming a corps of volunteer nurses at Falmouth, Virginia, in January, 1863, with Mrs. Harris on a tour of inspection in Virginia and North Carolina with her husband the exchange of prisoners touching scenes th being at length restored, she went to Washington, spent a few days in visiting the hospitals there, and then, with a pass sent her by Major-General Sumner, from Falmouth, she joined Mrs. Dr. Harris and started, January 17th, 1863, for Falmouth via Acquia Creek. The army was in motion and much confusion existed, but they found Falmouth via Acquia Creek. The army was in motion and much confusion existed, but they found comfortable quarters at the Lacy House, where they were under the protection of the General and his staff. Here Mrs. Parrish found much to do, there being a great deal of sickness among the troops. The weather was stormy, and the movement of the army was impeded; and though she underwent much privation for want of suitable foo
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