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Chippie, Hettie (fl. 1862) [Articles established by the Colored Ladies Lincoln Association]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03434.03 Author/Creator: Chippie, Hettie (fl. 1862) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Manuscript Date: October 1862 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Hettie (also spelled Hetty) Chippie is listed as President and Mrs. Major Williams as Vice President. Organized to tend to sick and wounded Union soldiers, and to be connected to the Women's Pennsylvania Branch of the United States Sanitary Commission. Includes a list of medical supplies. Contains a preamble declaring "We a number of Colored Ladies of Philadelphia deeming it to be our duty to furnish our brethrin in arms when sick & wounded ... " Establishes offices, duties, meeting times, and requirements for dues paid to the society. Lists the names of the society's members and board of directors.

People: Chippie, Hettie, fl. 1862.
Williams, Mrs. Major, fl. 1862.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Charity and Philanthropy, Woman Author, Women's History, African American Author, Health and Medical, Injury or Wound, Hospital

Sub Era: The American Civil War African Americans and Emancipation