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Boston

Boston

A Violin On June 8, 1865, the Old Vermont Brigade marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in a Grand Review where they marched down Pennsylvania Avenue before the president.  The parade was over but their service time was not.  They would wait patiently for...
Whiskey, Quinine, and Hot Rocks

Whiskey, Quinine, and Hot Rocks

The Shenandoah Valley Campaign           The beautiful Shenandoah Valley had great strategic value to the south during the Civil War.  It served as a Confederate breadbasket and the northeasterly and downhill trend of...
A Most Abominable Dress

A Most Abominable Dress

The Overland Campaign – 1864              President Lincoln had appointed General Ulysses Grant as Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the United States.  General Grant envisioned a strategy that...
Shoe Peggers

Shoe Peggers

         About the same time Amanda learned of her Uncle Almon’s death, Marshall appears to have learned that his older brother George, a Union soldier with the New Hampshire 7th was missing in action.   Let’s step back for a minute...
Matron in Charge

Matron in Charge

Matron In Charge “During the winter following a  Div. Hospital [2nd Div. 6th Corps] was established near White Oak Church, Va. and I was appointed by Surg. S. J. Allen, Chief Med. Officer of the Div. as Matron in charge. —-Pension...
Button Hole Scissors

Button Hole Scissors

Amanda’s Special Role             From January 1862 to May 1864 (the Overland Campaign), Amanda had a different position from other Army nurses. She was allowed to travel from one regiment to another, night or...