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Trivia Question 11-14-17 Who Am I?

Discussion in 'War Between the States Trivia Game' started by Trivia Master, Nov 14, 2017.

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  1. Trivia Master

    Trivia Master The Keeper of Knowledge Forum Host

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    When my husband's untimely death left me a widow with a considerable estate, I dedicated my life to 'relief work'. As secretary of the Keokuk Soldiers’ Aid Society, I visited troop encampments and organized a statewide system of local aid societies. I fought a 'running battle' with male-dominated aid societies, but, more importantly, my relief workers and I convinced the Army to open special diet kitchens at army hospitals to improve the care of wounded soldiers. After the war, I was active in the Temperance Movement, the Women's Auxillary of the GAR and led a campaign to establish homes for elderly Civil War nurses and the widows and mothers of veterans. I successfully lobbied Congress to provide pensions for Civil War nurses.
    Who am I?

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  3. captaindrew

    captaindrew 2nd Lieutenant Trivia Game Winner Member of the Month

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    You are Annie Turner Wittenmyer.
     
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    You are Sarah "Annie" Turner Wittenmyer - Source
     
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    She was Sarah "Annie" Turner Wittenmyer.

    What a story!

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    Sarah Ann "Annie" Turner Wittenmyer
     
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    Annie Turner Wittenmyer
     
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    Sarah "Annie" Turner Wittenmyer (August 26, 1827 – February 2, 1900).
     
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    MRS. ANNIE WITTENMEYER, CIVIL WAR HEROINE

    There were many Iowa women who performed heroic tasks during the Civil War. The one most
    remembered for her service to humanity was Mrs. Annie Turner Wittenmeyer of Keokuk.
    Mrs. Wittenmeyer was a widow at the time of the Civil War Her husband had left her wealthy
    She was an energetic woman and helped in the camps and hospitals around Keokuk when the war
    broke out.
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    She helped organize the "Keokuk Soldiers Aid Society". This organization raised money to buy
    food and clothing for the ill and wounded soldiers in the hospitals.
    While visiting her brother at an army hospital in Sedalia, Missouri, Mrs. Wittenmeyer was
    shocked at the food served to the patients. Knowing that these sick men needed better food than
    greasy bacon, bread and coffee, she came up with the idea of "diet kitchens."
    She took her idea to authorities in Washington, D.C., and was given approval to establish these
    diet kitchens in all the larger Union Army hospitals. A special kitchen was attached to each hospital
    and foods like toast, chicken soup, milk, tea, gruel and vegetables were made available for the
    patients. By the end of the war, there were over 100 diet kitchens in operation.
    In 1862, the Iowa legislature passed a law requiring the governor to appoint two or more sanitary
    agents for the state. Mrs. Annie Wittenmeyer was named to be one of these agents. In fact, the law
    stated that she be one of the agents. She served two years in this capacity. She was responsible for
    buying needed supplies with state funds and seeing that the supplies got to the people who needed
    them.
    General Grant said of Mrs. Wittenmeyer "no soldier on the firing line ever gave more heroic
    service than Annie Wittenmeyer rendered."
    Mrs. Wittenmeyer was also a leader in the establishment of the Iowa Soldiers Orphans Homes.
    After many dying soldiers in the hospitals begged Mrs. Wittenmeyer to care for their children, she
    decided to see what she could do for these children. She helped raise money for the homes. The first
    home was started in Farmington, Iowa, in July of 1864, and was later moved to Camp Kinsman in
    Davenport. There was another home at Cedar Falls from 1864 to 1876. In 1866, the state took over
    the management of the homes. The State Children's Home in Davenport was named in honor of Mrs.
    Annie Wittenmeyer.
    After the Civil War, Mrs. Wittenmeyer moved to Pennsylvania and was involved in
    humanitarian works there. She died in 1900.

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    "Annie" Turner Wittenmyer
     
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    Nice one WJC - I am Sarah Ann "Annie" Turner Wittenmeyer

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    ANNIE TURNER WITTENMYER.
     
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    Mary E. Shelton

    Edit - Mary Shelton was from Iowa and she did serve in army diet kitchens, as well as being Annie Wittenmyer's aide. However, she doesn't fit all of the other clues.

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