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

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Woolsey Family during the War.

June 15, 2012

Woolsey family letters during the War for the Union

Dr. Hugh Lenox Hodge to Georgeanna Woosey.

Philadelphia, June, 1862.

Dear Georgy: Once more our paths have separated. . . . Upon my return with the wounded from the battle of Fair Oaks, I received appointment to a large hospital (1,500 beds), now building in West Philadelphia. I will live at home, but will be there a part of each day.

The Pennsylvania delegation to which, as you know, I was attached when at the White House and elsewhere, has been dissolved.

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