FIRST - Woman to Setup Hospital In West During Civil War
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 00.199 W 089° 10.418
16S E 306594 N 4097448
Quick Description: Marker in front of the Cairo Public Library commemorating the role Mary J. Safford played during the Civil War.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/7/2009 7:37:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM6BCA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
Views: 3

Long Description:
Text of marker:

Mary J. Safford
Cairo's Angel"
1831 - 1891

First woman in the west to organize camp and hospital relief under Gen. Grant's personal command Mary Safford tended the wounded at the battles from Belmont to Shiloh 1861-1862.  Returning with the casualties by boat to Cairo.  Being injured in service, she was forced to retire after Shiloh.  Later she became one of the first woman physicians of her day.

FIRST - Classification Variable: Person or Group

Date of FIRST: 01/01/1861

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