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the Third Corps, and labored there till that as well as the other field hospitals were broken up, when she devoted herself to the wounded in Camp Letterman. Here she was attacked with miasmatic fever, but struggled against it with all the energy of her nature, remaining for three weeks ill in her tent. She was at length carried home, but as soon as she was convalescent, went to Camp Parole at Annapolis, as agent of the Sanitary Commission, to fill the place of Miss Clara Davis, (now Mrs. Edward Abbott), who was prostrated by severe illness induced by her severe and continued labors. In December, 1863, she accepted the position of matron to her old hospital, (Third Division of the Third Corps), then located at Brandy Station, where she remained till General Grant's order issued on the 15th of April caused the removal of all civilians from the army. A month had not elapsed, before the terrible slaughter of the Wilderness and Spottsylvania, had made that part of Virginia a field
Husband's account of her at Frederick City, Harper's Ferry, and Antietam Agent of the Sanitary Commission at camp Parole, Annapolis, Maryland is seized with typhoid fever here when partially recovered, she resumes her labors, but is again attacked and compelled to withdraw from her work her other labors for the soldiers, both sick and well obtaining furloughs sending home the bodies of dead soldiers providing head-boards for the soldiers' graves This lady, now the wife of the Rev. Edward Abbott, of Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, was one of the earliest, most indefatigable and useful of the laborers for Union soldiers during the war. Her labors commenced early in the winter of 1861-62, in the hospitals of Philadelphia, in which city she was then residing. Her visits were at first confined to the Broad and Cherry Street Hospital, and her purpose at first was to minister entirely to the religious wants of the sick, wounded and dying soldiers. Her interest in the inmates of