Kate M. Scott's Tombstone

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Kate M. Scott

Army Nurse
Authoress
1837 -1911

Kate M. Scott, Civil War Army Nurse, author of "History of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania", published in 1888, the first written account of the settlement of Jefferson County.  During the war, she served with the One Hundred and Fifth Pennsylvania Regiment at Camp Jameson, VA. After the war, Miss Scott authored a history of the Regiment.  She was a member of its Regimental Association, serving as Secretary from 1879-1891.  In 1897, she was chosen as Secretary of a National Association of Army Nurses of the Civil War. For her military service, she was granted a pension by special Act of Congress.

Kate M. Scott

Kate's personal relationship with John Wilkes Booth in Washington, DC., during the winter of 1864 -1865, is the subject of current research.

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