In Her Own Right

Dr. John Stearns Jr. letter to Abby Hopper Gibbons

Image A00181611 1 lg
Date created 1865-03-21
Creator Stearns, John, 1827-1898
Description Gibbons and Stearns met during the Civil War while working at an army hospital in Point Lookout, Maryland. Written from Fort Richardson. Stearns has met with one of the Woolsey sisters and amputated the leg of an African-American man named Washington Cephas, a friend of Emily Howland.
Size 4 pages
Type text
Subjects United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | African Americans--Medical care
Geographical location Arlington (Va.)
Language English
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Rights Please cite appropriately, crediting Abby Hopper Gibbons Papers, SFHL-RG5-174, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College as the source and indicating the identifier of the item, A00181611. This work is believed to be in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States. For more information, see