Mary A. Bickerdyke (1817-1901), "Mother Bickerdyke"

One of the most capable and beloved women who served the needs of the sick and wounded during the American Civil War, Bickerdyke worked as a pension attorney after the war, helping nurses and veterans secure pensions.The caption under this photograph reads: "In the War of the Rebellion, Mary A. Ball Bickerdyke was the soldiers' 'Angel.' She nursed, fed and restored the sick and wounded to health. She was as a mother to them. General Sherman said: 'She outranks me.' "

Date:
1898
Original Format:
Cabinet Card
Item#:
MES13359
Photographer:
James F. Ryder (Cleveland)
Height:
3859px
Width:
2504px
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