"The finger that used to wear that ring will never wear it again. The hand is dead but the soldier lives on."
-Catherine to the Pennsylvania Governor After he tried to return the ring she gave him after he carried her off the battlefield
621: Catherine E Davidson
Union Soldier of the Ohio 28th Infantry During the War Between the States
Birth and Death Dates Unknown, as are Locations
Catherine fought in the battles of Antietam and South Mountain. She was wounded in the arm severely but would survive after receiving a partial amputation.
It’s been reported her fiancé was killed in the battle and Catherine was carried off the field by the Governor of Pennsylvania at the time.
Her gender was discovered because of her wound and she was not allowed to reenlist. After that, Catherine fades back into the pages of history.
Located In My Personal Library:
They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War by DeAnne Blanton and Lauren M Cook