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Pulaski, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
as her reply, leave it to him if you think best; but if you do you will lose your men. The general made no promises, but a night or two later the hospitals were visited by a stranger who made very particular inquiries, and within a week about half a dozen surgeons were dismissed and more efficient men put in their places. At the opening of spring, Mrs. Bickerdyke and Mrs. Porter returned to Huntsville and superintended the distribution of Sanitary Supplies in the hospitals there, and at Pulaski and other points. No sooner was General Sherman prepared to move on his Atlanta Campaign than he sent word to Mrs. Bickerdyke to cone up and accompany the army in its march. She accordingly left Huntsville on the 10th of May for Chattanooga, and from thence went immediately to Ringgold, near which town the army was then stationed. As the army moved forward to Dalton and Resaca, she sent forward teams laden with supplies, and followed them in an ambulance the next day. On the 16th of Ma
Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
and a summary of its contents is sent to Mrs. James, with the intimation that further particulars of interest to her-can be learned by addressing James Miller, of Keokuk, Iowa. Soon after entering fully upon this work in Washington, and having obtained the rolls of the prison hospitals of Wilmington, Salisbury, Florence, Charleston, and other Rebel prisons of the South, Miss Barton ascertained that Dorrance Atwater, a young Connecticut soldier, who had been a prisoner at Andersonville, Georgia, had succeeded in obtaining a copy of all the records of interments in that field of death, during his employment in the hospital there, and that he could identify the graves of most of the thirteen thousand who had died there the victims of Rebel cruelty. Atwater was induced to permit Government officers to copy his roll, and on the representation of Miss Barton that no time should be lost in putting up head-boards to the graves of the Union Soldiers, Captain James M. Moore, Assistant Q
Somerville, New Jersey (New Jersey, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
icksburg, Port Royal, White House, and City Point her incessant labor brought on fever and caused her death July 27, 1864 tribute of the Sanitary Commission Bulletin, Dr. Lieber and others, to her memory Romantic interest encircles the career of this brilliant and estimable lady, which is saddened by her early doom, and the grief of her young husband bereaved before Peace had brought him that quiet domestic felicity for which he doubtless longed. Arabella Griffith was born in Somerville, New Jersey, but was brought up and educated under the care of Miss Eliza Wallace of Burlington, New Jersey, who was a relative upon her father's side. As she grew up she developed remarkable powers. Those who knew her well, both as relatives and in the social circle, speak of her warm heart, her untiring energy, her brilliant conversational powers, and the beauty and delicacy of thought which marked her contributions to the press. By all who knew her she was regarded as a remarkable woman.
Cambridge (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
to Western Sanitary Commission and Northwestern Sanitary Commission the Chicago Fair the Charity Hospital at Cambridge established by her her cheerfulness and skill in her Hospital work Among the honorable and heroic women of New England whose hearts were immediately enlisted in the cause of their country, in its recent struggle against the rebellion of the slave States, and who prepared themselves to do useful service in the hospitals as nurses, was Miss Emily E. Parsons, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, a daughter of Professor Theophilus Parsons, of the Cambridge Law School, and granddaughter of the late Chief Justice Parsons, of Massachusetts. Miss Parsons was born in Taunton, Massachusetts, was educated in Boston, and resided at Cambridge at the beginning of the war. She at once foresaw that there would be need of the same heroic work on the part of the women of the country as that performed by Florence Nightingale and her army of women nurses in the Crimea, and with her fath
Chester, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
re Resigns at the end of a year, and visits New York the surgeon-general urges her to take charge of the large Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania she remains at Chester till the Hospital is broken up, when she is transferred to the first Division General Hospital, Naval Academy. Annapolis the returned prisoners their terrible and proceeding to Boston selected from among her friends, and those who had previously offered their services, a corps of excellent nurses, who accompanied her to Chester. In this hospital there was often from five hundred to one thousand sick and wounded men, and Mrs. Tyler had use enough for the ample stores of comforts which,re continually arriving. Indeed there was never a time when she was not amply supplied with these, and with money for the use of her patients. She remained at Chester a year, and was then transferred to Annapolis, where she was placed in charge of the Naval School Hospital, remaining there until the latter part of May, 1864.
Washington (United States) (search for this): chapter 8
tem and expedition used, every regiment, and all men on detached duty, had been visited and supplied with necessaries on their camping grounds; and frequent expressions of gratitude from officers and men, attested that a great work had been successfully accomplished. This was the conclusion of Mrs. Barker's army work, and what it was, how thorough, kind, and every way excellent we cannot better tell than by appending to this sketch her own report to the Chief of Field Relief Corps. Washington, D. C., June 29, 1865. A. M. Sperry Sir: It was my privilege to witness the advance of the army in the spring of 1862, and the care of soldiers in camp and hospital having occupied all my time since then, it was therefore gratifying to close my labors by welcoming the returning army to the same camping grounds it left four years ago. The circumstances under which it went forth and returned were so unlike, the contrast between our tremulous farewell and our exultant welcome so extreme, th
Alexandria (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
e married, and on the 21st Mr. Barlow left with his regiment for Washington. In the course of a week Mrs. Barlow followed her husband, and remained with him at Washington, and at Harper's Ferry, where the Twelfth was presently ordered to join General Patterson's command, until its return home, August 1st, 1861. In November, 1861, Mr. Barlow re-entered the service, as Lieutenant-Colonel of the Sixty-first New York Volunteers, and Mrs. Barlow spent the winter with him in camp near Alexandria, Virginia. She shrank from no hardship which it was his lot to encounter, and was with him, to help, to sustain, and to cheer him, whenever it was practicable for her to be so, and neglected no opportunity of doing good to others which presented itself. Colonel Barlow made the Peninsular Campaign in the spring and summer of 1862 under McClellan. After the disastrous retreat from before Richmond, Mrs. Barlow joined the Sanitary Commission, and reached Harrison's Landing on the 2d of July, 1
Brandy Station (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
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 of blood, and Mrs. Husband hastened to Fredericksburg where no official now barred her progress with his red tape prohibitions; here she remained till the first of June, toiling incessantly, and then moving on to Port Royal and Whit
Belle Plain (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
to the North preparations for the great campaign her labors at Belle Plain, Fredericksburg, White House, and City Point return to Washingtk of the campaign found her at the secondary base of the army at Belle Plain, and thence with the great army of the wounded she moved to Fredls of her care of him in May, 1864, she was actively engaged at Belle Plain, Fredericksburg, Port Royal, White House, and City Point her inace these foreshadowed events told that she was most needed. At Belle Plain, at Fredericksburg, and at White House, she was to be found as eon him. In the present campaign of General Grant she has been at Belle Plain, White House, and everywhere where our good Sanitary Commission nt services at Gettysburg. Of her work among the wounded men at Belle Plain and Fredericksburg, Mr. John Vassar, one of the most efficient aen I saw her at such a time on the boat. I lost sight of her at Belle Plain, and had almost forgotten the circumstance, when, shortly before
New England (United States) (search for this): chapter 8
district school, the usual stepping-stone for all aspiring men and women in New England. She taught for several years, commencing when very young, in various placehe Patent Office on a suspicion of anti-slavery sentiments. She returned to New England, and devoted her time to study and works of benevolence. In the winter follrker by returning Sanitary Agents, and forwarded by her to their families in New England. Often she gave up the entire day to the preparation of these little packagnt to East Cambridge, where she obtained the situation of translator for the New England Glass Company, translating commercial letters from English to Spanish, or frwey, was born in Watertown, Jefferson county, New York, in the year 1821, of New England parentage. At an early age she removed with her parents to the West, where,ss and skill in her Hospital work Among the honorable and heroic women of New England whose hearts were immediately enlisted in the cause of their country, in its
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