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Harriet Patience Dame
Birth: 1815
Barnstead
Belknap County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1900
Concord
Merrimack County
New Hampshire, USA

2nd New Hampshire Regiment "Guardian Angel" Civil War nurse from NH. Shortly after the 2nd NH Regiment left for Washington,Harriet P. Dame and another woman from NH,Mary Menden,left NH to help the soldiers who were with the NH Regiments. Harriet was at the Battle of Bull Run and cared for the wounded at the Emmett House. She stayed with the boys from the 2nd NH Regiment throughout the war,mostly in the field. She dodged bullets and shells,got lost in the woods once and was captured by the Confederates at least twice. Harriet was at the Battle of Gettysburg and took care of the wounded soldiers until the last one was brought to the General Hospital. It was here that she lost one of the boys from home she was closest to. With tears in her eyes,she prepared his body for burial. Harriet remained with the 2nd NH Regiment until the last soldier mustered out on Christmas Day 1865. This amazing woman never took a sick leave or a furlough,but served "her boys" for 4 years and 8 months. In 1867 she accepted a job at the Treasury Department in Washington and would be there until 1899. She was 84 at this time. On April 24,1900,Harriet P. Dame,New Hampshire's beloved patriot,died at the age of 85. She was provided with a full military burial. The NH Legislature further honored her heroic virtues by commissioning a portrait of her to hang in the "Hall of Flags" at the State House in Concord,where it remains today. (from Military History Online) 
 
Burial:
Blossom Hill Cemetery
Concord
Merrimack County
New Hampshire, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 13, 2012
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Harriet Patience Dame
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