Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

Miss Sallie L. Roberts and others provide aid at Antietam.

September 20, 2012

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Miss Sallie L. Roberts.–Antietam

Immediately upon receipt of news of the battle of Antietam, a call was made in behalf of the wounded who needed nurses and supplies of food and raiment. Among the first to respond from Montgomery county to the call were Mrs. Rachel P. Evans, of Bridgeport; Mrs. Alice H. Holstein, Mrs. Anna Carver, and Miss Sallie L. Roberts, of Upper Merion; Miss Sarah Priest, of Bridgeport; and Miss Lizzie J. Brower, of Norristown. These patriotic and humane ladies freely gave their services to the sick and wounded men who fell in battle or were stricken with disease resulting from exhaustion and exposure. Many of the men of the 51st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers received attention from the ladies named, who remained on the field of battle and near Sharpsburg for some two weeks. – Clifton Swenk Hunsicker; Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; a history (Volume 1), pub. 1923

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