Philanthropist and Reformer During the Civil War

Annie Wittenmyer's husband died shortly before the Civil War began, leaving her considerable wealth, and enabling her to become one of America's foremost women reformers. After becoming secretary of her local Soldiers' Aid Society, she launched a statewide system of collecting and distributing hospital supplies. After the war, she lobbied Congress for a bill that would grant pensions for former Civil War nurses.

Born on August 26 1827, in Sandy Springs, Ohio, Annie …Read More...