Wounded soldiers from the battles in the "Wilderness" at Fredericksburg, Va., May, 1864
From a collection of photos taken by Matthew Brady and his field staff
Library of Congress, Lot 4180, Catalog #LC-B8184-740
Julia Hibbard Tent #71 is located in Oneida County, NY and was founded January 25, 1926. The tent is named for an esteemed army nurse, who was born in Fulton, NY in October 1832. Julia Hibbard received her first commission from Governor Yates and went to Cairo, where she worked at the Regimental Hospital. Her second commission was on a floating hospital on the Mississippi and tributary rivers, bringing wounded lads North after the Battle of Shiloh. Her third commission, in 1863, was at a hospital in Memphis. After the war she became a member of the Stanton Woman's Relief Corps No. 16, Department of California and Nevada. She was buried with military honors at Pontiac, Illinois.
Monthly meetings are held in Bridgewater. Some of the activities this tent participates in include Civil War Days at the Peterboro Home in Smithfield, and Civil War Heritage Days in Sherburne, both in June, and Civil War Heritage Day at Albany's Rural Cemetery in September.
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