Anna Weed letter offering services as nurse, Carmel, 1864

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.

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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

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