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

Woolsey Family during the War.

September 26, 2013

Woolsey family letters during the War for the Union

Surgeon-General’s Office,
Washington, Sept. 26th.

Surgeon Heger, U. S. A. Sir: The Secretary of War has directed the transfer of seven hundred wounded prisoners from Chester, Pa., to Point Lookout General Hospital. . . .

Upon their arrival you will discharge the female nurses (both of Miss Dix’s and Mrs. Gibbons’ selection) reserving only one suitable person in low-diet kitchen and one in linen room. By order,

C. H. Crane, Surg. U. S. A.

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