Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Ladies Of Harrisburg During The Civil War
A few months later a cold snap hit. Women collected warm clothing and thousands of blankets to loan to the troops until supplies arrived from the army. Harrisburg residents worked vigorously to help soldiers in the first year and a half of the war but without formal coordination their efforts were disjointed. In September 1862, the Ladies Union Relief Organization of Harrisburg organized, consolidating several individual soldiers’ aid societies. In addition to serving as nurses, women also collected supplies, cooked meals, wrote out letters for soldiers, and offered much-needed emotional support.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Civil • Women. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 18, 1861.
Location. 40° 16.933′ N, 76° 53.465′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of North 6th Street and Woodbine Street, on the right when traveling north on North 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Curtin (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Camp Curtin (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Curtin Memorial-Mitchell United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Camp Curtin (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cottage Ridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Curtin Fire Company No. 13 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reily Hose Company No. 10 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pennsylvania Farm Show (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.