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Collection Reference Number GLC06559.104
From Archive Folder Collection of Sarah Perot Ogden 
Title Andrew J. Fogg to Sarah Ogden regarding the death of his brother, Orice
Date 13 October ca. 1862
Author Fogg, Andrew J. (fl. 1862)  
Recipient Ogden, Sarah Perot  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Women's History  Soldier's Letter  Union Soldier's Letter  Hospital  Children and Family  Death  Injury or Wound  
People Ogden, Sarah Perot (b. 1831)  Fogg, Andrew J. (fl. 1862)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme The American Civil War; Health & Medicine; Children & Family
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