1812-The Dix family moved to Vermont because the town of Hampden was invaded by the British in the war of 1812.
|The war of 1812|
1819-Dorothea shut down her school and went back to the Dix mansion.
1822- Dorothea taught two classes in the Dix mansion form 1822-1836.
1837-Dorothea fell ill and went on vacation to England.
1841-Dorothea worked as a volunteer at the Cambridge Jail in Massachusetts.
1848- Dorothea sent a document to the United States congress asking if they could set land aside for the mentally ill. Both the houses approved but the bill was vetoed by the president.
1855-Dorothea became a volunteer to the Nursing Corps in the Civil War.
|A nurse caring for the sick and hurt.|
1887-Dorothea died in the New Jersey Hospital July 17, 1887.