Matron in Charge

Amanda is appointed Matron in Charge of the Second Division Hospital of the 6th Corps after the battle of Fredericksburg in the winter of 1862/63. The Division at this time would have had in excess of 10,000 men. It is an important recognition of the faith the commanding officers had in her abilities; something she would carry forward through Gettysburg and into 1864 when she would step up to a new role.