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Collection Reference Number GLC06559.075
From Archive Folder Collection of Sarah Perot Ogden 
Title Albert Petters to Sarah Ogden regarding camp life
Date 10 April 1863
Author Petters, Albert (fl. 1863)  
Recipient Ogden, Sarah Perot  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes that a severe cold, contracted on the way back from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delayed him in getting to his regiment. The camp where he is now staying is "a very pleasant place for well men but there is but few ladies here so it is very dull for us at present." While at camp, he ran into some of the men who had been released from the Broad and Cherry Hospital just before his departure. Closes by thanking all of the women from the hospital and giving them his best wishes.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Women's History  Soldier's Letter  Union Soldier's Letter  Hospital  Health and Medical  Military Camp  
People Ogden, Sarah Perot (b. 1831)  Petters, Albert (fl. 1863)  
Place written Alexandria, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Women in American History; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Sarah Perot Ogden was a Quaker from Philadelphia who took part in variety of philanthropic works such as assisting the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America, the Philadelphia Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, and President of the Philadelphia Home for Incurables. Both Ogden and her husband, Edward H. Ogden, were strong supporters of the Union cause. During the Civil War Ogden volunteered in a military hospital where she made daily visits. Her husband served as a Union soldier.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater