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DRHS Archivist Illuminates Duxbury’s Civil War Nurse

From the Wicked Local Duxbury (click link for full article)

Surgeons only wanted to work with convalescent soldiers in the role of nurses, believing that women had no part in providing care for the Civil War soldiers.

Duxbury’s Charlotte Bradford pushed on through that barrier and others to make a name for herself and earn her place in Duxbury’s Civil War-era history.

Born June 20, 1813, on Tremont Street, one of Capt. Gershom Bradford and wife Sally Hickling’s four daughters, Bradford was well educated, and her family was socially connected and accepted into high society,  although they were middle class. Her place in that elite society would play a role in the start of her nursing career….

Read more: Duxbury’s own Civil War nurse, Charlotte Bradford, makes a name for herself through three careers – Duxbury, MA – Wicked Local Duxbury http://www.wickedlocal.com/duxbury/top Stories/x1783277345/Duxbury-s-own-Civil-War-nurse-Charlotte-Bradford-makes-a-name-for-herself-through-three-careers#ixzz1sbsj5HEG

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