Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Mrs. Anna Weed of Carmel wrote to Benjamin H. Hinds of the Maine Agency Sanitary Commission offering her services as a nurse in a Washington, D.C., area military hospital.
She said she was volunteering in "some capacity where I can be useful, and benefit the condition of our sick, wounded & dying soldiers."
Anna Weed was a widow, listed in the 1880 census as a dressmaker.
About This Item
- Title: Anna Weed letter offering services as nurse, Carmel, 1864
- Creator: Weed, Anna
- Creation Date: 1864-10-19
- Subject Date: 1864-10-19
- Town: Carmel
- County: Penobscot
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20.4 cm x 12.4 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 2/1
- Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission records
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- Maine Agency Sanitary Commission
- Maine--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Nurses--Washington (D.C.)
- Nursing--Washington (D.C.)
- United States Sanitary Commission
- United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.