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Anna Blair Etheridge was an honored civil war nurse She was well known to the people who fought in the war Information about her childhood is scarce She joined the army as a cook and ended up being a nurse She devoted her life to the army from the first battle at Blackburns Ford in 1861 until the last battle at Petersburg in 1865 Anna was born and raised in Detroit There she lived in a small house with her dad and her housekeeper named Belle Later on when Anna turned twelve she and her dad moved to Wisconsin leaving behind a great friend named Sophie and Belle They were living in a one-room apartment During that time she meet a new friend named Clara Jenkins They loved to cook together Clara always complemented her on how well she cooked Soon after Annas dad became very ill She nursed him until he died Not knowing what to do she took Claras advice and moved back to Detroit with her friend Sophie and her family Sophie was glad to see Anna back The first few days together they visited all the places they used to enjoy before Anna moved Later on at dinnertime Will Sophies brother said he was going to join the Union Army of Potomac to fight in the war Union Army were words Anna couldnt get out of her head She wanted to join so badly Anna didnt know how to break the news to Sophie She finally did at dinnertime Sophies parents were stunned too They tried to talk her out of it but Anna followed what her soul told her to do
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