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Collection Reference Number GLC00547
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1862 
Title Abraham Lincoln to William A. Hammond asking him to address grievances of a nurse at Fort Monroe, Virginia
Date 4 June 1862
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Recipient Hammond, W.A.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Asks United States Surgeon General William A. Hammond to address grievances of Mrs. Bradley, a nurse at Fort Monroe, Virginia. Written on recto is a letter by S. H. Sweetland to General John Ellis Wool, with note by Lieutenant Colonel D. Whipple, Chief of Staff at Ft. Monroe, dated 30 May 1862. Mrs. Bradley is possibly the Amy C. Bradley described in "Women's Work in the Civil War" (Philadelphia, 1867). Basler, Roy P. The Collected Works Of Abraham Lincoln, (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), Vol. V 1861 - 1862, p. 259
Subjects Civil War  President  Women's History  Health and Medical  Military History  Union Forces  US Sanitary Commission  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War; Women in American History
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Notes: Not in Basler. Mrs. Bradley likely is Miss Amy M. Bradley, a Maine native who worked at Fortress Monroe from early May 1862 with the U.S. Sanitary Commission. See L. P. Brockett and Mary C. Vaughan, Woman's Work in the Civil War (Philadelphia 1867) (GLC 267.232) p. 212-224, esp. p. 218-20.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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