Isabella Fogg, ca. 1860

Contributed by Maine State Archives


Isabella Fogg was one of hundreds of Maine women who volunteered to care for wounded and sick soldiers during the Civil War. She was largely responsible for the formation of the Maine Sanitary Commission, which coordinated medical and other supplies for soldiers, especially those from Maine.

Fogg permanently injured her spine in an accident aboard the navy steamer Jacob Strader in 1865.

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About This Item

  • Title: Isabella Fogg, ca. 1860
  • Creator: Ulke Brothers Studio, Washington, D.C.
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Town: Washington
  • State: DC
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: msa00022
  • Collection: Maine State Archives Civil War Collection, original in private collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine State Archives
84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084
(207) 287-5795

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