Emma Nagle of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is memorable for having lived to become of of the last four women known to have nursed in the Civil War. However she never actually enjoyed this distinction, for neither she not those about her, knew how many or how few such nurses remained. Emma, at ninety-seven, knew only that it had been years since she could recall seeing another who had nursed in the Civil War. In fact, she hadn't seen a Civil War soldier for several years either. Of publicity, she sought little and got little.
Born in Philadelphia to... (click here to read the rest of the story)