Mothers, sisters, wives, widows, and neighbors. Ladies of high social position, farmer’s wives, and school teachers. Shells and bullets flew through the very tents and hospitals in which they worked.

They worked with African-American soldiers, freed slaves, and rebel soldiers. They not only gave up their time and exhausted themselves serving others, many lost their lives to the same diseases that killed the soldiers for whom they were caring. They even fought as soldiers.

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