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Phoebe Yates Pember Recalls the Fall of Richmond in April 1865

Phoebe Yates Pember was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1823.  She married Thomas Pember of Boston in 1856.  Soon after that, he contracted tuberculosis and the couple moved back to the south in...

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Lt. Col. Edward Bacon Witnesses Civil War Surgery

Although great advancements and improvements in the medical treatment of wounded soldiers were made during the Civil War, surgery in the field hospitals remained a frightening experience. In June of 1863, the 6th Michigan...

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Cordelia Harvey Worked Tirelessly to Improve Medical Care for Soldiers

Wisconsin had a new governor in January 1862.  Louis P. Harvey, a Republican and former Wisconsin Secretary of State, took office on January 6th.  Four days later, Harvey addressed the state legislature, asking that...