Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Relief Association

At a meeting of the executive committee of the Scott County Soldiers’ Relief Association, April 17, 1862, the report of the surgical committee, stating that Messrs. L C. Burwell and J. J. Brown were employed as nurses to our wounded at Pittsburg Landing at $2 per day, and Dr. Maxwell, as surgeon, for a compensation at the rate of $100 per month and expenses paid, was received, and on motion

Resolved, That said report be referred back to the committee, with instructions to employ those surgeons and nurses only, who are willing to go gratuitously upon payment of their expenses, if they can be procured.

Resolved, That the present committee sent to Pittsburg Landing be notified of this action of the Relief Association, and requested to make immediate report of their action, and that they be allowed compensation for their time of service up to the receipt of said notice, in accordance with the terms agreed upon by the surgical committee.

The Recording Secretary reported as received by him and paid over to the treasurer, $73.30,

In absence of the Treasurer the Corresponding Secretary reported as received from various ward and township finance committees, $324.10.

The Treasurer acknowledged the receipt of $100 from Rev. M. Kynett, on behalf of the Iowa State Sanitary Commission, to be used in defraying expenses of committee sent to Pittsburg Landing.

Messrs. G. L. Davenport and J. S. Connor were appointed a committee to administer relief to wounded and sick soldiers reaching this point on their journey home. On motion it was

Resolved, That the Scott County Soldiers’ Relief Association hold a public meeting at Le Claire Hall on Saturday, the 26th day of April, at 1 o’clock p.m., to consider matters of interest in advancing the objects of the Society, and also that of establishing a hospital for sick and wounded soldiers in Davenport. The people of the respective townships are requested to be present by delegate or otherwise.

The burial committee were instructed to defer all action till a report of the surgical committee about the assistance needed by our wounded and the number of killed from Scott county, is received.


– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, April 18, 1862, p. 1

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