In Her Own Right

Dr. J. H. Douglas letter

Image A00181081 1 lg
Date created 1863-04-03
Creator Douglas, John Hancock, 1824-1892
Description Dr. John Hancock Douglas was the chief of inspection and associate secretary of the U.S. Sanitary Commission. Written on Sanitary Commission stationery. Addressed to "Doctor." Offers the position of Inspector in the Army of the Potomac, and makes arrangements for him to visit and make observations. Discusses the possible restoring of Dr. Wagner to his position with the help of Abby Hopper Gibbons, saying "I think she can bring such influences to bear as will get an order for Wagner's reinstatement." Gibbons is currently working as a army nurse at Point Lookout, Maryland.
Size 2 pages
Type text
Subjects United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Women nurses | Women and war | War work | Hammond General Hospital (Point Lookout, Md.) | Wagner, Clinton, 1837-1914
Geographical location Washington (D.C.)
Language English
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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