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Haines, E.W. (fl. 1862) to Sarah Ogden

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06559.046 Author/Creator: Haines, E.W. (fl. 1862) Place Written: Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 June 1862 Pagination: 1 p. ; 24.9 x 19.6 cm. Order a Copy

Writes from camp near New Bridge, Virginia. Forwards the descriptive list of Joseph Weiler, an inmate at the Broad and Cherry Hospital, along with "a letter stating the circumstances connected with his wound." Asks God to bless "the ladies of the north, who are doing so much to alleviate the sufferings of Soldiers." In a Postscript he asks that Mrs. Ogden remember him to the officers and members of Weiler's company.

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.

Ogden, Sarah Morris Perot, 1831-1912

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