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Sarah Sampson letter on illness, Bath, 1864

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Sarah Sampson (1832-1907) of Bath wrote to Benjamin H. Hinds at the Maine Agency Sanitary Commission in November 1864 about her continuing illness and inability to return to work at the commission in Washington, D.C.

She proposed that her sister May be allowed to take her place.

Sampson, who had followed her husband, Lt. Col. Charles Sampson when he went south with the 3rd Maine Infantry, was a noted nurse and soldier's relief worker.

Of her illness, she wrote that she was "learning to walk again" and was "almost a skeleton."

Sampson said she had not yet proposed the idea to her sister, but was eager to hear back from Hinds.

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  • Title: Sarah Sampson letter on illness, Bath, 1864
  • Creator: Sampson, Sarah
  • Creation Date: 1864-11-14
  • Subject Date: 1864
  • Town: Washington
  • State: DC
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.3
  • Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 2/2
  • Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine Historical Society
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(207) 774-1822
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