Sarah Henderson, CW Army Nurse
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 2/14/2015 at 12:52:36
The type copy of this newspaper was difficult to read. There may be errors in the transcription.
PIONEER ARMY NURSE
Monona, Ia., Dec. 9 -
Among the pioneers in this section of Iowa is Mrs. Sarah Henderson.
Sarah Hill was born in Brookfield, Trmbull County, Ohio, April 11, 1830. She taught school at her old home place and surrounding country for a length of time and on June 19, 1841* was married to Shadman S. Henderson.
Three sons were born to this union all of whom have preceded her to the unknown country.
In 1856 her husband died. In 1862** she enlisted as nurse in the Union army and served in the hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She was connected with the Lawson general hospital until the war was over, and among the mementoes of those troublous times there are none she prizes more than her certificate of discharge which has the U.S. seal stamped upon it and signed by the proper authorities. This certificate hangs in her room and is a constant reminder of the part she took in the great struggle.
She receives a pension of $12 per month. She lives in two small rooms alone and is as nimble as many are at 60 years of age. She is an honored member of the W.R.C. at McGregor, Iowa, and her reminscenses are very interesting.
*Date may be June 10, 1841
**Date may be 1863
~source: The Iowa State Register, Des Moines, Iowa, December 11, 1903; page 3 section titled "The Register Century Club - Interesting Items Concerning Iowa's Pioneers"
Additional info. about Sarah Henderson can be found in her obituary (Obit board) and on the Civil War Honor Roll in the Military section of the Clayton co. IAGenWeb site. http://iagenweb.org/clayton
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