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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of Sarah Perot Ogden
|Andrew J. Fogg to Sarah Ogden regarding the death of his brother, Orice
|13 October ca. 1862
|Fogg, Andrew J. (fl. 1862)
|Ogden, Sarah Perot
|Thanks Ogden for her care of his brother, Orice. Requests that Orice's belongings be sent home "by express." In an attempt to fulfill his mother's wishes, Fogg requests that his brother's remains be sent home as well. Yet he writes, "on a more calm consideration we don't know as it would be best … I think it would be best to let the body remain for the present." Says his only desire is that the grave be properly marked so that friends and relatives can find it. In a postscript, says that his sister wants to know whether Orice was confined to his cot or able to walk about, whether his arm was very painful, whether he took "cold in it [his arm]," and whether he suffered.
|Civil War Military History Union Forces Women's History Soldier's Letter Union Soldier's Letter Hospital Children and Family Death Injury or Wound
|Ogden, Sarah Perot (b. 1831) Fogg, Andrew J. (fl. 1862)
|The American Civil War; Health & Medicine; Children & Family
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
|Civil War: Theater of War
|Main Eastern Theater