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19 February 1864: “We are rather hard up at the Hospital, as the $1.25 cents barely feeds the men. Congress had doubled the allowance but the law does not take effect for a month.”

Item Description: Letter, 19 February 1864, from Phoebe Yates Pember, a nurse at Chimborazo Hospital originally from Savannah, Georgia. In it, she describes life in the hospital and in Baltimore, sentiment about the war, and economic problems. Phoebe would survive the … Continue reading

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4 November 1861: “…had Refreshments provided by Citizens Ladies of Philadelphia at Soldier’s Refreshment saloon…”

Item description: Entry, dated 4 November 1861, from diary of Newton Wallace, Company I, 27th Massachusetts Volunteers. Wallace was born in Holland, Massachusetts, and was twenty years old at the time of his enlistment. [Editorial Note: Wallace and his regiment … Continue reading

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10 May 1861: “I had to get a permit here to go North – it was granted…”

Item description: John Kimberly, writing from Richmond, Va. to his wife Bettie Maney Kimberly in Chapel Hill, N.C., describes the scene in the city and discusses difficulties in traveling through Virginia and Maryland. Item Citation: From folder 33 of the … Continue reading

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