THE WOMAN WHO BATTLED FOR THE BOYS IN BLUE. MOTHER BICKERDYKE. HER LIFE AND LABORS FOR THE RELIEF OF OUR SOLDIERS. SKETCHES AND BATTLE SCENES AND INCIDENTS OF THE SANITARY SERVICE.

San Francisco. 1886. 166pp. Original publisher's cloth, stamped in black and gilt. Light soiling and wear to extremities. Modern bookplate on front pastedown. Internally clean. Very good. Item #WRCAM46515

Biography of Mary Ann Bickerdyke, a Union hospital administrator during the Civil War, written and published for her benefit. "Every one who buys this little volume will not only have a souvenir of a noble woman, but the satisfaction of knowing that they have helped to brighten the few remaining years of one who gave her best energies in relieving the sick, consoling the dying, and transmitting to the homes of the living the last words of their brave dead."

Price: $110.00