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Geary@Indiucky
July 16, 2020

This is heartbreaking...Many do not know the story of Lucy Higgs Nichols...She escaped slavery during the civil war and made it to the Union lines..There she joined up with the Indiana 23rd Infantry and acted as their nurse for the remainder of the war..After the war the men of the 23rd petitioned Congress so she would get a pension...The only female, north or south, to receive one....Here's a photo of her and "her boys" taken at a GAR reunion in 1898..My great great grandfather, Peter Weber, is far left, middle row, with the killer Sam Elliott mustache...Lucy is in the middle, in a place of honor...Her statue was vandalized recently...I don't get it...At all....

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