A Most Abominable Dress

Amanda and all other women were ordered off the battle front at the beginning of May in 1864. Amanda reports to Dorthea Dix and immediately goes to work at Fredericksburg, the “City of Hospitals”. She then transfers to the White House on the Pamunkey and City Point where she takes on an important new role. Marshall continues as hospital steward throughout the six weeks of death and carnage of the Overland Campaign.