Mary Henry Diary Entries on Civil War Hospitals, July 1862

ID: SIA2013-02757 and SIA2013-02758 and SIA2013-02759

Creator: Henry, Mary Anna 1834-1903

Form/Genre: Document

Date: July 5-25, 1862

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 51, Folder: 3

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Summary

Entries from the diary of Mary Henry, daughter of Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, in July 1862. In the entries, Mary describes news about troop movements and gives her impressions of Civil War events. Several of these entries highlight Civil War era make-shift hospitals. Mary writes about preparing bandages for soldiers, benefits to raise money for the hospitals, visiting the hospitals, and meeting wounded soldiers.

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Notes

  • For the fully digitized diaries see negative numbers SIA2013-02704 through SIA2013-02816 (Diary 1858-1863) and negative numbers SIA2013-01937 through SIA2013-02126 (Diary 1864-1868).
  • These diary entries are pages 105-109 in the actual diary.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 51, Folder: 3

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • July 5-25, 1862
  • Civil War, 1861-1865

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Topic

  • Diaries
  • Soldiers
  • Hospitals
  • History

Place

  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2013-02757 and SIA2013-02758 and SIA2013-02759

Physical description

Number of Images: 3; Color: Color ; Size: 15.4w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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