: Dorothea Dix (1802-1887), the Union's superintendent of female nurses, wrote this letter to Dr. Flowers accepting the service of Miss Susan Free at the Union hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Flowers then sent Dix's letter to Governor David Tod of Ohio requesting a pass for Miss Free to travel to and from the hospital. The letters are one page each and are written on the front and back of one sheet of paper that measures 5" x 8" (12.7 x 20.32 cm). During the Civil War, Ohio provided the third largest number of men for the Union and the largest number of soldiers in relation to the population of the state. It is estimated that 346,326 Ohioans served in the Union army. Of those that served, 11,588 were fatally wounded in battle. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Ohio Women; Military Ohio; Civil War; Nurses; Nursing Places
: New Lexington (Ohio); Perry County (Ohio)