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Rebecca Usher, Civil War Nurse

Ruth Mayhew, Portland, ca. 1860

Ruth Mayhew, Portland, ca. 1860

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Maine Historical Society

At City Point, Usher joined Ruth Mayhew of Portland at the headquarters of the Maine Agency.

The women provided a place for Maine soldiers to come for food, supplies, and companionship.

They also traveled throughout the hospital wards, visiting the sick and wounded from Maine regiments, taking them extra rations of food whenever possible.


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