Commissioner Lottie


This is a composite image of the commission charging Charlotte with the creation of a registry, documenting the name and condition of every Rhode Island soldier in Union hospitals for the purpose of arranging their discharge or transfer back to their home state.

Although Dr. Lloyd Morton was specifically appointed this commission, with Charlotte merely accompanying him, the document that follows seems to point to her taking the lead role in procuring the requested information.

In case you were wondering, yes, the Providence Public Library’s Special Collections also has an original copy of this document containing the “instructions” pictured above and the subsequent report.

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