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Women's Relief Efforts

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Accounts of women who nursed the wounded as they passed through Fredericksburg and Belle Plain.

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Mrs. R. H. Spencer's report of the New York State Agency at City Point, VA November 7, 1864

To Mr. John F. Seymour

General Agent N.Y. Soldiers Relief

Dear Sir: -In Albany last Summer I said to you I would send you a report of my labors from…

Belle Plain, May 18th, 1864, 6.j0 A.M. WE left the Ebbitt House at 9.30 yesterday morning, and after waiting on the Sixth Street Wharf and keeping a tug and General Augur waiting for our baggage, we landed on board the Lizzie Baker and set sail for…

Frcdericksburg, May 21. To begin where I left off! We slept on the Sanitary Barge in bunks; not very well, because they were unloading another boat directly alongside, which occupied the whole night. Started for this place at 7.30 A.m., wading…

Washington, May 26, 1864. Mother and I have just arrived from Fredericksburg, after a long and tiresome journey. They are moving our men from there as fast as possible, as guerillas are known to be in the vicinity and a raid is anticipated. We went…

Washington, May 31, '64. We have had a wonderful experience of the horrors of war at Fredericksburg, and every variety of painful scene. How often I thought of poor Sarah Shaw! If she had been with us she would have been ready to exclaim every hour…