A teenage nurse at the front, 1863-1864

Youngest nurse in Civil War

Nineteen-year-old Mary E. Chamberlin of Sheboygan County travelled to the battle front near Memphis, Tenn., in the spring of 1863 to help care for soldiers wounded during the siege of Vicksburg. She spent the next 14 months there treating Union troops, and 50 years later penned this 4-page memoir from a diary kept at the time.

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Creator: Squire, Mary E.
Pub Data: Sheboygan Press. Oct. 20, 1915.
Citation: Squire, Mary E. "Youngest nurse in Civil War." Sheboygan Press. Oct. 20, 1915. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1508; Visited on: 6/23/2018