624: Mary Galloway

Union Soldier During the War Between the States

Birth and Death Dates Unknown, as are Locations

Mary was wounded at the Battle of Antietam (sources differ as to whether she was shot in the neck or received a chest wound). Her identity was uncovered by Clara Barton while undergoing treatment in a field hospital after laying in a ravine for thirty-six hours.

Mary was one of eight women confirmed to have fought in the battle. Others included Ida Remington, Rebecca Peterman, and Catherine Davidson.

Mary would survive and make a full recovery. Apparently she left the fighting after Clara located her husband and also *apparently* (according to one random person on the internet) Clara reported Mary and her husband named a child after her.

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They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War by DeAnne Blanton and Lauren M Cook