Mary A. Ball Bickerdyke photograph   Save
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Description: Mary A. Ball Bickerdyke, known as "Mother" Bickerdyke, was a nurse and healthcare provider for the Union Army during the Civil War. She was born on July 19, 1817, near Mount Vernon, Ohio. After attending Oberlin College, she studied nursing in Cincinnati. During the Civil War, Bickerdyke traveled with the armies of Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman, treating wounded soldiers, setting up field hospitals, and working as an agent for the United States Sanitary Commission. After the war was over, she assisted Union veterans with legal issues and helped them secure their pensions. Bickerdyke died on November 8, 1901, in Bunker Hill, Kansas. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07064
Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Nurses--Ohio; Nurses and nursing--Ohio; Women--Ohio--History
Places: Mount Vernon (Ohio); Knox County (Ohio);