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Collection Reference Number GLC06559.128
From Archive Folder Collection of Sarah Perot Ogden 
Title Betsy Traux to Sarah Ogden regarding her husband
Date 30 November 1869
Author Traux, Betsy (fl. 1869)  
Recipient Ogden, Sarah Perot  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes that since last October, Traux has heard from neither her husband nor his brother, Jacob Traux. Says she wants to know where her husband is and whether he is sick or dead. Asks if Ogden happens to find him, she has him write to her immediately. The last she heard, her husband and his brother were going to Helena. Asks Ogden to send any word concerning their whereabouts or condition.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Women's History  Soldier's Letter  Union Soldier's Letter  Hospital  Children and Family  Death  Marriage  Woman Author  
People Ogden, Sarah Perot (b. 1831)  Traux, Betsy (fl. 1869)  
Place written La Crosse, Wisconsin
Theme Reconstruction; Health & Medicine; Women in American History
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