Cassandra Small Morris

November 4, 1793 to July 29, 1872

A sister of town leader Phillip A. Smith and wife of Charles A. Morris, Cassandra volunteered early in the war to aid the sick and wounded in York. She became bedridden following her time at Gettysburg. The strain of the invasion and subsequent relief work in Gettysburg were overwhelming. According to a description written by her niece, “She was terrified beyond all. Didn’t take her clothes off at night for more than a week, sat up in a large chair, couldn’t sleep at all, looked miserable, and never smiled.”  Cassandra left detailed letters concerning the Confederate invasion to her family members.