Charlotte Bradford

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Charlotte Bradford
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Charlotte Bradford, 1862
Born(1813-06-20)June 20, 1813
Died1893
Duxbury, Massachusetts, U.S.
OccupationUnited States Sanitary Commission Nurse
U.S. Army Medical Department Nurse
Parent(s)Gershom Bradford
Sarah Hickling

Charlotte Bradford (June 20, 1813 – 1893) was a nurse during the American Civil War and served as the matron of the U.S. Sanitary Commission's Soldier's Home and Home for Wives and Mothers in Washington, DC.

Family[edit]

Charlotte Bradford was born in Duxbury, Massachusetts to Capt. Gershom Bradford and Sarah (Sally) Hickling Bradford. The home in which she was raised, The Bradford House, is today a house museum operated by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society. It is located at 931 Tremont Street, Duxbury, MA.

The Civil War[edit]

Bradford departed Boston, Massachusetts in May 1862 to become a nurse on board one of the hospital ships operated by the U.S. Sanitary Commission (USSC).[1] The USSC's Hospital Transport Service was organized in April 1862 and maintained until the end of the Peninsula Campaign in August 1862.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ravenscroft, "The Odyssey Begins."
  2. ^ Stille, 475.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Ravenscroft, Carolyn (May 15, 2012). "The Odyssey Begins: Charlotte Bradford and the USSC Transport Ships". Duxbury Rural and Historical Society. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  • Ravenscroft, Carolyn (September 17, 2012). "Charlotte Bradford, Part Two: The Odyssey Continues". Duxbury Rural and Historical Society. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  • Ravenscroft, Carolyn (May 13, 2013). "Charlotte Bradford, Part Three: Matron of the Home for Soldiers". Duxbury Rural and Historical Society. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  • Stille, Charles J. (1868). History of the United States Sanitary Commission. New York: Hurd and Houghton. OCLC 655604471.