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Dedication To the loyal women of America, whose patriotic contributions, toils and sacrifices, enabled their sisters, whose history is here recorded, to minister relief and consolation to our wounded and suffering heroes; and who by their devotion, their labors, and their patient endurance of privation and distress of body and spirit, when called to give up their beloved ones for the nation's defense, have won for themselves eternal honor, and the undying remembrance of the patriots of all time, we dedicate this volume.
Preface. The preparation of this work, or rather the collection of material for it, was commenced in the autumn of 1863. While engaged in the compilation of a little book on The philanthropic results of the war for circulation abroad, in the summer of that year, the writer became so deeply impressed with the extraordinary sacrifices and devotion of loyal women, in the national cause, that he determined to make a record of them for the honor of his country. A voluminous correspondence then commenced and continued to the present time, soon demonstrated how general were the acts of patriotic devotion, and an extensive tour, undertaken the following summer, to obtain by personal observation and intercourse with these heroic women, a more clear and comprehensive idea of what they had done and were doing, only served to increase his admiration for their zeal, patience, and self-denying effort. Meantime the war still continued, and the collisions between Grant and Lee, in the East,