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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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20 October 1863: “a man in the next room has been bawling some information about a chicken that he got from Georgia that fought when ‘he cut off his wings and his spurs.’”

  Item Description: Letter, 20 October 1863, from Phoebe Yates Pember to Louisa (Mrs. Jeremy Francis) Gilmer. Pember was a Confederate hospital nurse and writer from Georgia. During the Civil War, several of Pember’s letters to Gilmer were written from Chimborazo Hospital in … Continue reading

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