Ruth S. Mayhew 3rd Corps Nurse on the Aftermath at Gettysburg

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"...I wish those who send such nice things, could see how they are appreciated; it would repay them I think for all their labors and sacrifice. There seems to be a need for everything that is sent..."

...At nine o'clock in the morning we left in cattle cars for this place, seated on the boxes and valeses, which were our only seats. Our Maine soldiers seemed very much pleased to see us, especially those of our own place; but many of them were strangers, They are in the best of spirits. The hospital supplies which I sent from Washington have not yet arrived; but I have been assisting Mrs. Sampson in the distribution of hers, of which she has quite a quantity. I wish those who send such nice things, could see how they are appreciated; it would repay them I think for all their labors and sacrifice. There seems to be a need for everything that is sent....

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[The Portland Daily Press (Portland, ME), August 05, 1863, page 2.]
The other letter, referenced in the introductory paragraph, is from Isabella M. Fogg. I've posted it here
https://civilwartalk.com/threads/isabella-m-fogg-5th-corps-nurse-reports-on-aftermath-of-gettysburg.158151
 

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Great Story and Ladies. So if I'm reading right the states sent troops but no medical supplies for those troops?
 


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