Person/Organization: Sampson, Sarah
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Sarah Sampson letter on illness, Bath, 1864
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1864 Location: Washington Media: Ink on paper
Letter of thanks for donation for orphans, Bath, 1868
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1868 Location: Portland; Bath Media: Ink on paper
Sarah Sampson to Rebecca Usher, Bath, 1868
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1868 Location: Bath Media: Ink on paper
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Sarah Sampson: Caring for Soldiers, Orphans
Sarah Sampson of Bath went to war with her husband, a captain in the 3rd Maine Regiment. With no formal training, she spent the next four and a half years providing nursing and other services to soldiers. Even after her husband became ill and returned to Maine, Sampson remained in the Washington, D.C., area aiding the sick and wounded.
Rebecca Usher: 'To Succor the Suffering Soldiers'
Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.
The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.