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Collection Reference Number GLC06559.078
From Archive Folder Collection of Sarah Perot Ogden 
Title Allen J. Richards to his friends regarding his finances
Date 18 April 1865
Author Richards, Allen J. (fl. 1864-1865)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes from Camp Stoneman. Thanks Ogden for agreeing to hold his money for him while he completes his military service. Says he mentions that Ogden suggested putting the money into Government Bonds, and instructs her to do whatever she sees fit. He will be going to Washington to receive five hundred dollars for his service, which he will express to her. Tells Ogden to send the money to his father if he does not survive the war. Mentions his sadness over the death of President Abraham Lincoln, as well as the falling of Mobile, Alabama.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Women's History  Soldier's Letter  Union Soldier's Letter  Hospital  Battle  Confederate States of America  President  Assassination  Finance  Soldier's Pay  Banking  Death  Children and Family  Lincoln Assassination  
People Ogden, Sarah Perot (b. 1831)  Richards, Allen J. (fl. 1864-1865)  
Place written Maryland
Theme The American Civil War; The Presidency; Banking & Economics
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