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Mary A. Bickerdyke
Mary A. Bickerdyke
TitleMary A. Bickerdyke
DescriptionCaption: "Mrs. Mary A. (""Mother"") Bickerdyke (Organizer of Military Hospitals and Friend of the Soldiers) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Mary Bickerdyke was a volunteer nurse and hospital administrator for Union soldiers during the Civil War. From text: "I cannot refrain from going outside the local record to say a word about Mrs. Mary A. Bickerdyke, of Cleveland, who visited Chicago more than once, when things seemed to need stirring up a bit.... At one time she had charge of the Gayoso Hospital, at Memphis.. [She] was with the Army of the Tennessee at Mission Ridge, and was the only woman in the field hospital there. Thence she went to the field hospital near Chattanooga, where she was joined by Mrs. Eliza A. Porter, an accomplished lady, who had been sent by the Northwestern Sanitary Commission at Chicago, and was thereafter her constant associate. Later... she followed Sherman's army through the Carolinas."
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject NameBickerdyke, Mary Ann, 1817-1901
Coverage-SpatialChicago (Ill.)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Book TitleBygone days in Chicago; recollections of the "Garden city" of the sixties
Author of the BookCook, Frederick Francis
CollectionPicture Chicago
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