Von Olnhusen's Laundry

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When Mary Phinney von Olnhausen worked at Mansion House Hospital, she received two letters asking her to relocate to different places. She could either go to a hospital in Tennessee or one in North Carolina. She eventually decided to go to Morehead City in North Carolina. At first, Von Olnhusen hated being there because there were not enough patients to care for to keep her busy. While at Morehead city, Von Olnhausen oversaw managing the laundry. Laundry was not an easy job back in the Civil War era and once she got so frustrated with one of the laundresses that she slapped her. On February 25, Von olnhausen finally had enough wounded soldiers to keep her busy. She even cared for a confederate soldier; something she never wanted to do. When

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