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Charleston Harbor (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
e had saved a little in time of peace, and she intended to devote it and herself to the service of her country and of humanity. If war must be, she neither expected nor desired to come out of it with a dollar. If she survived, she could no doubt earn a living; and if she did not, it was no matter. This is actually the substance of what she said, and pretty nearly the words-without appearing to suspect that it was remarkable. Three days after Major Anderson had lowered his flag in Charleston Harbor, the Sixth Massachusetts Militia started for Washington. Their passage through Baltimore, on the 19th of April, 1861, is a remarkable point in our national history. The next day about thirty of the sick and wounded were placed in the Washington Infirmary, where the Judiciary Square Hospital now stands. Miss Barton proceeded promptly to the spot to ascertain their condition and afford such voluntary relief as might be in her power. Hence, if she was not the first person in the count
Perrysville (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
services. It was here, or rather at Savannah, Tennessee, where one of the largest hospitals was established, soon after the battle, and placed in her charge, that she first met Mrs. Eliza C. Porter, who was afterward during Sherman's Grand March her associate and companion. Mrs. Porter brought from Chicago a number of nurses, whom she placed under Mrs. Bickerdyke's charge. The care of this hospital occupied Mrs. Bickerdyke for some months, and we lose sight of her till the battle of Perrysville where amid difficulties which would have appalled any ordinary spirit, she succeeded in dressing the wounds of the soldiers and supplying them with nourishment. But with her untiring energy, she was not satisfied with this. Collecting a large number of negro women who had escaped from the plantations along the route of the Union Army, she set them to work gathering the blankets and clothing left on the field, and such of the clothing of the slain and desperately wounded as could be spar
Montgomery County (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
sburg incidents Wouldn't be buried by the side of that raw recruit Mrs. Holstein Matron of the Second Corps Hospital tour among the Aid Societies the campaign of 1861-5 constant labors in the field hospitals at Fredericksburg, City Point, and elsewhere, till November another tour among the Aid Societies labors among the returned prisoners at Annapolis At the opening of the war Mrs. Holstein was residing in a most pleasant and delightful country home at Upper Merion, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In the words of one who knows and appreciates her well-Mr. and Mrs. Holstein are people of considerable wealth, and unexceptionable social position, beloved and honored by all who know them, who voluntarily abandoned their beautiful home to live for years in camps and hospitals. Their own delicacy and modesty would forbid them to speak of the work they accomplished, and no one can ever know the greatness of its results. As Mrs. Holstein was always accompanied by her husb
Charlestown, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
ined an appointment as principal of one of the Grammar Schools in Gardiner, Maine, where she remained until the fall of 1847. At the end of that time she resigned and accepted an appointment as assistant in the Winthrop Grammar School, Charlestown, Massachusetts, obtained for her by her cousin, Stacy Baxter, Esq., the principal of the Harvard Grammar School in the same city. There she remained until the winter of 1849-50, when she applied for a similar situation in the Putnam Grammar School, E live, and even in that season when earth seemed receding from her view, the wise purposes of the Ruler of all in her behalf were being worked out in what seemed to be an accidental 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 sch
Centreville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
er own brothers, and by dint of skilful nursing raised many of them from the grasp of death. A journal which she kept of her most serious cases, illustrates very forcibly her deep interest and regard for all her dear boys as she called them. She would not give them up, even when the surgeon pronounced their cases hopeless, and though she could not always save them from death, she undoubtedly prolonged life in many instances by her assiduous nursing. On the 10th of March, 1862, Centreville, Virginia, having been evacuated by the rebels, the brigade to which Miss Bradley was attached were ordered to occupy it, and five days later the Brigade Hospital was broken up and the patients distributed, part to Alexandria, and part to Fairfax Seminary General Hospital. In the early part of April Miss Bradley moved with the division to Warrenton Junction, and after a week's stay in and about Manassas the order came to return to Alexandria and embark for Yorktown. Returning to Washington,
Edgefield (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
goes to the West Chattanooga serious illness return to Nashville labors for the refugees called home to watch over a dyin armies, and about the 1st of October, she went to Nashville, Tennessee, taking her friends Miss Tyson and Mrs. Beck with hfugees, the poor white trash, who were then crowding into Nashville. For a month and more they labored zealously, and with ge to provide for the inmates of the numerous hospitals in Nashville, a Thanksgiving dinner, pushed forward to the front, reacfaithful labor among these poor fellows, she went back to Nashville, and spent four or five months more among the refugees. sabled soldiers, then went back, by way of Louisville and Nashville, to Huntsville, Alabama, where she met and labored indefaor the sick out of hard tack and the ordinary rations at Nashville and Franklin through the Carolinas with Sherman Distribhicago for a brief period of rest, but was soon called to Nashville and Franklin to attend the wounded of General Thomas's Ar
Harlem River (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
it was thought advisable to assure them that their labors were not only needed, but that 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 sh
Salisbury, N. C. (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
having obtained the rolls of the prison hospitals of Wilmington, Salisbury, Florence, Charleston, and other Rebel prisons of the South, Missver a dying mother the returned prisoners from Andersonville and Salisbury He would have been a man of uncommon sagacity and penetration,t in behalf of the poor released prisoners from Andersonville and Salisbury, to whom she ministered with her usual faithfulness. At the closing out of the war Mrs. Johnston was teaching a school at Salisbury, North Carolina, where she was born and always resided. When the first p wants of the prisoners. For fifteen months none of the women of Salisbury spoke to her or called upon her, and every possible indignity washere the deceased Union prisoners of that loathsome prison-pen at Salisbury were buried, and transcribed with a loving fidelity every inscrippermitted. Mrs. Johnston also copied from the rebel registers at Salisbury after the place was captured the statistics of the Union prisoner
Memphis (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
ent at Memphis, she went thither in his company. Here, principally in the hospital of the First Light Artillery at Fort Pickering, she labored through the summer of 1862, and afterwards returned to visit some of the southern towns of Illinois in she sick and wounded will be increased her resolution and energy the Harvey Hospital the removal of the patients at Fort Pickering to it repeated journeys down the Mississippi presented with an elegant watch by the Second Wisconsin Cavalry her i and be prepared for the reception of patients at the earliest possible moment. Upon this, she went immediately to Memphis, Tennessee, where she was informed by the medical director of the Sixteenth Army Corps, that there were over one hundred men in Fort Pickering (used as a Convalescent Camp) who had been vacillating between camp and hospital for a year, and who would surely die unless removed North. At his suggestion, she accompanied these sick men up the river, to get them, if possible, no
Charleston (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
ed with our sanitary work, the last but not the least will be our share in the Field Relief. Yours respectfully, Mrs. Stephen Barker. Amy M. Bradley. Childhood 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 asly suffered repeatedly from pneumonia. Her situation was held for her until the autumn, when finding her health not materially improved, she resigned and prepared to spend the winter at the South in the family of a brother residing at Charleston, South Carolina. Miss Bradley returned from Charleston the following spring. Her winter in the South had not benefited her as she had hoped and expected, and she found herself unable to resume her occupation as a teacher. During the next two yea
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