Rebecca Usher on injured soldiers, war, Pennsylvania, 1863
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Rebecca Usher (1821-1912) of Hollis worked as a nurse at the U.S.A. General Hospital in Chester, Pennsylvania, beginning in November 1862.
In early January 1863, she wrote to her sister, Jane, known as Jennie, and discussed the character, injuries, and activities of some of the soldiers in the hospital.
She also wrote about the war. She said, "When once the war ceases, and the battle cloud passes over, our country will rise transfigured before the nations, and perfect liberty will be established for the first time upon the earth."
- Title: Rebecca Usher on injured soldiers, war, Pennsylvania, 1863
- Creator: Usher, Rebecca R.
- Creation Date: 1863-01-09
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Buxton, Chester, Fredericksburg, Galveston, Hollis, Philadelphia, Plymouth, Vicksburg
- County: Kennebec, York
- State: MA, ME, MS, PA, TX, VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.5
- Local Code: Coll. 9, Box 1/4
- Collection: Rebecca Usher papers
- Object Type: Text
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489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
Women in war--History--19th century
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, Female
U.S.A. General Hospital (Pa.)
Usher, Rebecca, 1821-1919--Letters
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narrative
United States--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies
War--Relief of sick and wounded
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