Women of the War


Annie Turner Wittenmyer

Born: August 26 1827 - Sandy Springs, Ohio

Died: February 2 1900 - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania

   As secretary of the Keokuk Soldiers' Aid Society, she visited troop encampments and organized a statewide system of local aid societies to promote the collection of hospital supplies.In 1868 Wittenmyer led in organizing the Ladies' and Pastors' Christian Union, an organization of Methodists interested in aiding the sick and needy.

Note: She was the first president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union.

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