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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. Touch 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 feet
Mother George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 24, 2011
2. Mother George Marker
away); Major General Anthony Wayne (about 800 feet away); The First Police Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pirogue Landing (approx. ¼ mile away); The Canal House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 953 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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