Creator(s)

Isabella Fogg

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Contributing Institution

Maine State Archives

Document Type

Text

Identifier

15-43415-F012

Description

Letter from Isabella Fogg, founder of the Maine Sanitary Commission, to Colonel J.W. Hathaway regarding the condition of Maine soldiers of various regiments after the Battle of Fredericksburg.

"This place is in a most miserable condition [Smoketown Hospital], the men complain very much... The effluvia arising from the condition of these grounds is intolerable, quite enough to make a man in perfect health sick, and how men can recover in such a place is a mystery to me."

"We did what we could for his comfort and then proceeded to Harpers Ferry. Here the sick are in a fearful condition, in every old house and church and hundreds on the ground."

Exact Creation Date

11-10-1862

Language

English

Other Location

Fredericksburg, Virginia; Harper's Ferry, West Virginia

Keywords

Civil War; Correspondence; Hospitals; Relief Agencies; Maine Sanitary Commission

1862-11-10 Correspondence from Isabella Fogg (Maine Sanitary Commission) to J.W. Hathaway regarding condition of Maine soldiers



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