Mary Bickerdyke Pictures

Mary A. Bickerdyke
Born July 19, 1817
Died Nov. 8, 1901
Buried in Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg


Statue of Mother Bickerdyke
on the grounds of the Knox County Courthouse, Galesburg

Mother Bickerdyke 1861 - 1865
"She outranks me" - General Sherman

Mary Bickerdyke 1817 - 1901
In recognition of her patriotic and heroic devotion
to the boys in blue in camp, in hospital and in the field.
The state of Illinois under the auspices of the
Mother Bickerdyke Memorial Association
erected this statue 1904


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