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Rebecca Usher, Civil War Nurse

Rebecca N. Usher, Hollis, ca. 1885

Rebecca N. Usher, Hollis, ca. 1885

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Maine Historical Society

At war's end, Usher returned to Maine where she tended to the family estate until her death in 1912.

She was one of 20,000 women who worked in Union military hospitals during the war. Their dedication and achievements provided incalculable aid and comfort.

Further, the value of women's contributions resulted in significant consequences for society at large. By succeeding in what was previously a male domain, women like Rebecca took an important step toward greater social, economic, and political equality.


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