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Mary Ann Bickerdyke

(1817 - 1901)

  • Helped build 300 hospitals during Civil War
  • Entered battlefields at night to retrieve and treat wounded soldiers
  • Praised by Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman for her bravery and concern for soldiers
  • Helped Union veterans and nurses seeking pensions after war
  • Retired to Bunker Hill

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