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Central America (search for this): chapter 8
d of Miss Bradley her experiences as a teacher residence in Charleston, South Carolina two years of illness goes to Costa Rica three years of teaching in Central America return to the United States Becomes corresponding clerk and translator in a large glass manufactory beginning of the war she determines to go as a nurse l manner. In the family of her cousin, Mr. Baxter, at Charlestown, Massachusetts, there had been living, for two years, three Spanish boys from Costa Rica, Central America. Mr. Baxter was an instructor of youth and they were his pupils. About this period their father arrived to fetch home a daughter who was at school in New Younta Arenas, where she opened a school receiving as pupils, English, Spanish, German, and American children. This was the first English school established in Central America. For three months she taught from a blackboard, and at the end of that time received from New York, books, maps, and all the needful apparatus for a permanen
Warrenton (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
garments soaked in human gore Antietam French's Division Hospital Smoketown General Hospital return to the front Fredericksburg Falmouth she almost despairs of the success of our arms Chancellorsville Gettysburg following the troops Warrenton Insolence of the rebels illness goes to the West Chattanooga serious illness return to Nashville labors for the refugees called home to watch over a dying mother the returned prisoners from Andersonville and Salisbury He would have hisper 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 so far impaired her health, that on the 18th of August she attempted to get away from her work f
Aquia Creek (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
mfortably until morning, when the medical officers took them in charge. It was her practice to administer a similar draught to each patient on his leaving for Acquia Creek, en route to the Washington hospitals. A circumstance which occurred during the battle of Fredericksburg, will illustrate very strikingly the courage of Misace that her services which were very arduous, were continued either on the hospital ships or on the shore until the Army of the Potomac left the Peninsula for Acquia Creek and Alexandria, and that in several instances her kindness to wounded rebel officers and soldiers, led them to abandon the rebel service and become hearty, loysick, her skilful nursing, and her entire forgetfulness of self, won for her the hearty esteem and regard of all on board. The troops being all transferred to Acquia Creek and Alexandria, Mrs. Husband went to Washington, and endeavored to obtain a pass and transportation for supplies to Pope's army, then falling back, foot by foo
Lancaster (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
ough the war, was, during the greater part of the time, its correspondent in the field, and left to the other officers, the work of raising and forwarding the money and supplies, while she attended in person to their distribution. This division of labor seems to have satisfied her associates, who forwarded to her order their hospital stores and money with the most perfect confidence in her judicious disposition of both. Other Societies, such as the Penn Relief, the Patriotic Daughters of Lancaster, and Aid Societies from the interior of Pennsylvania, as well as the Christian and Sanitary Commissions, made her their almoners, and she distributed a larger amount of stores, perhaps, than any other lady in the field. The history of her work during the war, is given very fully, in her correspondence with the Ladies' Aid Society, published in their semi-annual reports. From these we gather that she had visited in 1861, and the winter of 1862, before the movement of the army to the pe
Florence, S. C. (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
on of the field leaving the dead within the enemy's lines, who consequently were never reported. When this letter is received it is also registered in a book, endorsed and filed, 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
Chelsea (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
personal appearance of Miss Gilson Miss Helen Louise Gilson is a native of Boston, but removed in childhood to Chelsea, Massachusetts, where she now resides. She is a niece of Hon. Frank B. Fay, former Mayor of Chelsea, and was his ward. Mr. FayChelsea, and was his ward. Mr. Fay, from the commencement of the war took the most active interest in the National cause, devoting his time, his wealth and his personal efforts to the welfare of the soldiers. In the autumn of 1861 he went in person to the seat of war, and from thatof which she provided employment for soldiers' wives and daughters, raising among the benevolent and patriotic people of Chelsea and vicinity, a fund which enabled her to pay a far more liberal sum than the contractors' prices, for this labor. Wht retreat upon Long Island, where she partially recovered her impaired health, and in the autumn returned to her home in Chelsea. In person Miss Gilson is small and delicately proportioned. Without being technically beautiful, her features are l
Resaca (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
k and her daughter, of Chicago, and Mrs. Bickerdyke. After a few weeks spent there in comforting the sick, pointing the dying to the Saviour, and ministering to surgeons, 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 January and February, 1864, of the Northwestern Sanitary Commission. From a mass o 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 May she and her associate Mrs. Porter proceeded at once to the Field Hospitals which were as near as safety would permit to the hard-fough
Chester, Pa. (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
of the Massachusetts Legislature and Governor is appointed Superintendent of the Camden Street Hospital, Baltimore 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 condition Mrs. Tyler procures photographs of them of Boston, whom she had herself brought thither, and then went northward to visit her friends. She had not long been in the city of New York before she was urgently desired by the Surgeon-General to take charge of a large hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania, just established and greatly needing the ministering aid of women. She accepted the appointment, and proceeding to Boston selected from among her friends, and those who had previously offered their services, a corps of excellent nurses,
New York (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
iety to minister to the suffering soldiers, occasionally allowed their zeal to get the better of their discretion, gave satisfaction to all concerned. She did not live in the Hospital, but spent the greater part of the time there during the year of her connection with it. Circumstances at last decided her to leave. Her charge she turned over to Miss Williams, of Boston, whom she had herself brought thither, and then went northward to visit her friends. She had not long been in the city of New York before she was urgently desired by the Surgeon-General to take charge of a large hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania, just established and greatly needing the ministering aid of women. She accepted the appointment, 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. Tyle
Old Point (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
nd would have had us go with them, but something held us back; thank God it was so. Meeting Dr. Cuyler, Medical Director, he exclaimed, Here is work for you He, poor man, was completely overwhelmed with the general care of all the hospitals at Old Point, and added to these, these mammoth floating hospitals, which are coming in from day to day with their precious cargoes. Without any previous notice, they anchor, and send to him for supplies, which it would be extremely difficult to improvise, even in our large cities, and quite impossible at Old Point. No bakeries, no stores, except small sutlers. The bread had all to be baked; the boat rationed for two days; eight hundred on board. When we went aboard, the first cry we met was for tea and bread. For God's sake, give us bread, came from many of our wounded soldiers. Others shot in the face or neck, begged for liquid food. With feelings of a mixed character, shame, indignation, and sorrow blending, we turned away to see what
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