In Her Own Right

Abby Hopper Gibbons letter to Julia Gibbons

Image A00180829 1 lg
Date created 1863-04-14
Creator Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893
Description Discusses her experiences as a war nurse. Discusses recent events concerning family/friends, including Elizabeth Sedgwick, Sally and Julia's teacher. Hopes to have the military hospital at Point Lookout "thoroughly organized" soon. Discusses events at the hospital, including an inspection by a medical director.
Size 4 pages
Type text
Subjects Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Women nurses | Nursing | War--Relief of sick and wounded | Hammond General Hospital (Point Lookout, Md.) | Military hospitals
Geographical location Point Lookout (Md.)
Language English
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Local Identifier A00180829
Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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