Faith, David T. (fl. 1861) to Sarah Ogden
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06559.045 Author/Creator: Faith, David T. (fl. 1861) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 July 1862 Pagination: 2 p. ; 19.5 x 12.5 cm. Order a Copy
Writes to a friend, based on the content of the letter it is likely Sarah Ogden. Says he was examined by a doctor, who told him that he was not allowed to join his regiment, and sent him to Dr. King's. Tells Ogdon that he is looking for his brother, Michael Faith, and requests that she please check the Broad and Hood Street Hospital for him. States he likes the place where he is staying on 24th and South Street because it has seventy-five beds and an upper ward.
Sarah Perot Ogden was a Quaker from Philadelphia who took part in variety of philanthropic works such as assisting the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America, the Philadelphia Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, and President of the Philadelphia Home for Incurables. Both Ogden and her husband, Edward H. Ogden, were strong supporters of the Union cause. During the Civil War Ogden volunteered in a military hospital where she made daily visits. Her husband served as a Union soldier.
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