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Port Hudson (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
e closed by order of the Government, she continued this work, expending her whole salary upon these suffering men, and never omitting anything by which she might minister to their comfort. Thousands of soldiers can bear testimony to her unwearied labors; it is not wanting, and will be her best reward. One of these writers says, I do assure you it affords me the greatest pleasure to be able to add my testimony for that good, that noble that blessed woman, Mrs. Taylor. I was wounded at Port Hudson in May, 1863, and lay in the Barracks General Hospital at New Orleans for over three months, when I had an excellent opportunity to see and know her work. She worked every day in the hospital-all her school salary she spent for the soldiers-night after night she toiled, and long after others were at rest she was busy for the suffering. And another makes it a matter of personal thankfulness that he should have been applied to for information in regard to this blessed woman, and repeats
Frederick, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
o were famishing; to dress hundreds of wounds, and to point the dying sinner to the Saviour, or whisper words of consolation to the agonized heart, was certain. On the night of the 10th of July, Mrs. Harris and her friend Miss B. left for Frederick, Maryland, where a battle was expected; but as only skirmishing took place, they kept on to Warrenton and Warrenton Junction, where their labors were incessant in caring for the great numbers of wounded and sick in the hospitals. Constant labor had man ready again to enter the ranks to the poor wreck of humanity lying on his death-bed gave evidence of their love for her, and sorrow at her departure in copious tears. On her way home she stopped for an hour or two at camps A and B in Frederick, Maryland, where a considerable number of the convalescents from Antietam had been sent, and these on discovering her, surrounded her ambulance and greeted her most heartily, seeming almost wild with joy at seeing their kind friend once more. After
Atlanta (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
. Bickerdyke at Chattanooga-1experiences in a field Hospital in the woods following Sherman's army from Chattanooga to Atlanta this seems like having mother about constant labors the distribution of supplies to the soldiers of Sherman's army officers, and soldiers, she followed our conquering arms to Chattanooga, Resaca, Kingston, Allatoona Pass, Marietta and Atlanta. As a memorial of her earlier movements in this campaign, we extract the following letter from the Report for Januaryns go around to the hospitals and see for yourself visits Huntsville, Pulaski, etc with Sherman from Chattanooga to Atlanta making dishes for the sick out of hard tack and the ordinary rations at Nashville and Franklin through the Carolinas diseased with scurvy or chronic diarrhea. The Army of the West had marched almost two thousand miles, subsisting from Atlanta to the ocean almost wholly upon the country through which it passed. When it entered the destitute regions of North Car
Auburn, N. Y. (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
their results really reached and benefited the sick soldiers. Mrs. Barker was chosen as this representative, and the programme included the services of Mr. Barker, whose regiment was now mustered out of service, as a lecturer before general audiences, while Mrs. Barker met the Aid Societies in the same places. During the month of December, 1864, Mr. and Mrs. Barker, in pursuance of this plan, visited Harlem, Brooklyn, Astoria, Hastings, Irvington, Rhinebeck, Albany, Troy, Rome, Syracuse, Auburn, and Buffalo, presenting the needs of the soldier, and the benefits of the work of the Sanitary Commission to the people generally, and to the societies in particular, with great acceptance, and to the ultimate benefit of the cause. This tour accomplished, Mrs. Barker returned to her hospital work in Washington. After the surrender of Lee's army, Mrs. Barker visited Richmond and Petersburg, and as she walked the deserted streets of those fallen cities, she felt that her work was nearly d
James Island (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
adside on Dupont's fleet. That memorable assault accomplished nothing unless it might be to ascertain that Charleston could not be taken by water. The expedition returned to Hilton Head, and a period of inactivity followed, enlivened only by unimportant raids, newspaper correspondence, and the small quarrels that naturally arise in an unemployed army. Later in the season Miss Barton accompanied the Gilmore and Dahlgren expeditions and was present at nearly all the military operations on James, Folly, and Morris Islands. The ground occupied on the latter by the army, during the long siege of Fort Wagner, was the low sand-hills forming the sea-board of the Island. No tree, shrub, or weed grew there; and the only shelter was light tents without floors. The light sand that yielded to the tread, the walker sinking to the ankles at almost every step, glistened in the sun, and burned the feet like particles of fire, and as the ocean winds swept it, it darkened the air and filled the
Lookout Mountain, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
, January 24, 1864. I reached this place on New Year's Eve, making the trip of the few miles from Bridgeport to Chattanooga, in twenty-four hours. New Year's morning was very cold. I went immediately to the Field Hospital about two miles out of town, where I found Mrs. Bickerdyke hard at work, as usual, endeavoring to comfort the cold and suffering, sick and wounded. The work done on that day told most happily on the comfort of the poor wounded men. The wind came sweeping around Lookout Mountain, and uniting with currents from the valleys of Mission Ridge, pressed in upon the hospital tents, overturning some, and making the inmates of all tremble with cold and anxious fear. The cold had been preceded by a great rain, which added to the general discomfort. Mrs. Bickerdyke went from tent to tent in the gale, carrying hot bricks and hot drinks to warm and to cheer the poor fellows. She is a power of good, said one soldier. We fared mighty poor till she came here, said another.
Maryland (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
e first contraband school in the District of Columbia--a young man of rare talent and devotion-and one teamster She travelled three days along the dusty roads of Maryland, buying bread as she went to the extent of her means of conveyance, and sleeping in the wagon by night. After dark, on the night of the sixteenth, she reached Btionate, until the army left in the latter part of August. Soon after, with short space for rest, she rejoined her husband in the field during the campaign in Maryland, but was obliged to go north upon business, and was detained and unable to return until the day following the battle of Antietam. She found her husband badly for some time been often indisposed, and her illness at last terminated in fever and chills. Though well accustomed during her long residence to the climate of Maryland, she no longer possessed her youthful powers of restoration and reinvigoration. Her physicians advised a sea voyage as essential to her recovery, and a tour to
Port Royal (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
means for the succor of the poor wounded soldiers. Moving on to Port Royal, and thence to the James River, she presently became attached to York and Pamunky rivers to the new temporary base of the army at Port Royal, they found a government barge which had been appropriated to theh that sad procession of the wounded, the dead, and the dying, to Port Royal, White House, and City Point. Never had been there so much need y, 1864, she was actively engaged at Belle Plain, Fredericksburg, Port Royal, White House, and City Point her incessant labor brought on feverom Fredericksburg, she left with the last hospital transport for Port Royal, where she again aided in the care of the wounded, as they were bilderness and Spotsylvania overwhelming labor at Fredericksburg, Port Royal, White House, and City Point Second Corps Hospital at City Pointill the first of June, toiling incessantly, and then moving on to Port Royal and White House, where the same sad scenes were repeated, and whe
Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
erns for that night of gloom the race for Fredericksburg — Miss Barton as a General purveyor for thgreat campaign her labors at Belle Plain, Fredericksburg, White House, and City Point return to Wag,and painful march from Harper's Ferry to Fredericksburg, those wagons constituted the hospital larhe unsuccessful attack on the works behind Fredericksburg. She was on the bank of the river in fron were all safely across. While she was in Fredericksburg, after the battle of the 13th, some soldiereat need; but two weeks later, she was in Fredericksburg, attending to the vast numbers of wounded , she was actively engaged at Belle Plain, Fredericksburg, Port Royal, White House, and City Point same energy and devotion she had shown at Fredericksburg and White House. Of strong constitutioonly one who died. Her exhausting work at Fredericksburg, where the largest powers of administration death of her son her sorrowful toil at Fredericksburg and Falmouth her peculiarities and humor [21 more...]
Fort Albany (Canada) (search for this): chapter 8
lf to the work of visiting the hospitals Thanksgiving dinner in the Hospital she removes to Fort Albany and takes charge as Matron of the regimental Hospital pleasant experiences reading to the sove) under the command of Colonel William B. Green, of Boston, and was immediately ordered to Fort Albany, which was then an outpost of defense guarding the Long Bridge over the Potomac, near Washingies she desired for her useful and engrossing work. In March, 1862, Mrs. Barker removed to Fort Albany, and systematically commenced the work which had first induced her to leave her home. This w all the little luxuries and delicacies demanded by special cases. While the regiment held Fort Albany, and others of the forts forming the defenses of Washington, the officers' quarters were alwae could serve in the hospitals more effectually by living in Washington, than by remaining at Fort Albany. She therefore offered her services to the Sanitary Commission without other compensation th
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