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L. P. Brockett, Women's work in the civil war: a record of heroism, patriotism and patience 4 2 Browse Search
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y consisted less of actual nursing, than the organization and superintendence of her department. Under her charge were the Female Nurses, the Diet Kitchens, and Special diet, the Linen Department, and the Laundry, where she had a steam Washing Machine, which was capable of washing and mangling four thousand pieces a day. The hospital had beds for two thousand five hundred patients. Four friends of Miss Wormeley joined her here, and were her Assistant Superintendents-Misses G. M. and J. S. Woolsey, Miss Harriet D. Whetten, of New York, and Miss Sarah C. Woolsey, of New Haven. Each of these had charge of seven Wards, and was responsible to the surgeons for the nursing and diet of the sick men. To the exceedingly valuable co-operation of these ladies, Miss Wormeley has, on all occasions, attributed in a great measure the success which attended and rewarded her services in this department of labor, as also to the kindness of the Surgeon in charge, Dr. Lewis A. Edwards, and of his As
andkerchiefs only a blue one the man who screamed so the German mother the Oregon lieutenant soup put some meat in a little water and stirred it round Miss Woolsey's rare capacities for her work estimate of a lady friend Miss Jane Stuart Woolsey labors in hospitals her charge of the Freedmen at Richmond Miss Sarah C. Woolsey, at Portsmouth Grove Hospital We are not aware of any other instance among the women who have devoted themselves to works of philanthropy and patriotiduring Grant's great campaign of the spring, summer, and autumn of 1864, she was most effectively engaged at the front, or rather at the great depots for the wounded, at Belle Plain, Port Royal, Fredericksburg, White House, and City Point. Miss Jane S. Woolsey, also served in general hospitals as lady superintendent until the close of the war, and afterward transferred her efforts to the work among the Freedmen at Richmond, Virginia. A cousin of these ladies, Miss Sarah C. Woolsey, daughter o