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Collection Reference Number GLC06559.029
From Archive Folder Collection of Sarah Perot Ogden 
Title Charles Ford to Sarah Ogden describing his difficult journey back to camp
Date 25 September 1863
Author Ford, Charles (fl. 1863-1865)  
Recipient Ogden, Sarah Perot  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes from Camp Starvation near Harrisburg. Describes his difficult journey back to camp with other men from the Broad & Cherry Hospital. Says on arrival at the camp, the men finally received some food and new clothing.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Women's History  Soldier's Letter  Union Soldier's Letter  Hospital  Military Camp  Military Provisions  Clothing and Accessories  Military Uniforms  
People Ogden, Sarah Perot (b. 1831)  Ford, Charles (fl. 1863-1865)  
Place written Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Theme The American Civil War; 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  
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