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The tale of 1 of the 1st Black nurses.

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New York, NY: Zenith Books, Doubleday and Company, Inc. 39 Reeder, Colonel Red. (1966). The Story of the Civil War. M. Hale and Company. Smith, Jesse Carney. Notable Black Women. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Inc. American Straubing, Harold Elk. (1993). In Hospital and Camp: The Civil War Through the Eyes of Its Doctors and Nurses. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books. Taylor, Susie King. (1968). Reminiscences of My Life In Camp. New York, NY: Arno Press and The New York Times. Taylor, Susie King. (1988).

For several years, Susie worked as a maid in the South. Then, she decided to move. “The Yankee soldiers always talked about Boston,” Susie told Grandmother. “They said it was a wonderful place. ” She hugged Grandmother Dolly goodbye, packed up her son, and headed for Boston. But, even in Boston, job opportunities were limited. Once more, she found herself working as a maid, cook, or laundress. In 1879, Susie fell in love again. She married a man named Russell Taylor. Thirteen years after the death of Edward King, Susie was finally able to quit her job and spend time making a home for her son and new husband.

In the evening, if they weren’t on duty or walking picket lines, many of the soldiers came to Susie for lessons. They gathered around the campfire and tried to copy the letters Susie put before them. Their eyes squinted as they tried to read by fire light. They scratched their Susie the Teacher : 1862–1863 23 necks and slapped at mosquitoes as they put together letters and sounds to make words. Unfortunately, many of the men who struggled to read by fire light, soon struggled for their lives in the hospital tents.

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