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Fort Wayne in Allen County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mother George

Civil War Nurse

 

1808-1865

 
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By Charles T. Harrell, June 24, 2011
1. Mother George Marker
Inscription. The first Fort Wayne home of Mrs. Eliza E. George was near this spot. At the age of 54 she helped make Civil War nursing history. Mother George, as she was known to thousands of Union soldiers, served with front line troops in Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina. Time after time, she braved Confederate gunfire to comfort the sick and wounded. Mother George died at her post in Wilmington, N.C. on May 9, 1865, a victim of typhoid fever contracted from returning prisoners. This marker is erected in her memory by the Fort Wayne Civil War Round Table, May, 1965.
 
Erected 1965 by Fort Wayne Civil War Round Table,.
 
Location. 41° 4.799′ N, 85° 8.133′ W. Marker is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Allen County. Marker is on 323 East Berry Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Wayne IN 46802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Site of General Wayne's Fort (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Last Two American Forts/The Siege of 1812 (about 700 feet away); Old Fort Wayne Well (about 700 feet away); Journal Gazette Building (about 700
Mother George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 24, 2011
2. Mother George Marker
feet away); The First Police Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pirogue Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Canal House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kekionga (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Wayne.
 
Also see . . .  Find a grave: Eliza E. George (1808-1865). (Submitted on July 3, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 818 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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