The Life Of Harriet Tubman In The Civil War

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Harriet Tubman was recruited in 1861 as a volunteer for the Union Army. Throughout the Civil War, she was a valuable asset to the Union and contributed greatly to the success of the Union Army at the end of the war. During her career in the Civil War, she acted as a nurse, cook, and an army spy. She served bravely with love in her heart and eventually came to be known as a hero among the soldiers she worked with and as the Moses of her people for all the great things she accomplished in her life.
Tubman 's time in the Civil War started in 1861 when she was recruited as a volunteer into the Massachusetts troop stationed at Fort Monroe, Virginia, on the Western shore of the Chesapeake Bay that was led by General Benjamin Buttler. At the time
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One of the most difficult and recurring illnesses Tubman saw during her time in the war was dysentery, a disease associated with diarrhea. On one instance, in an effort to help cure a case of dysentery with one of her patients, Tubman waited until nightfall and left to search the woods for water lilies and crane 's bill, or geranium. Not leaving until she found her ingredients, Tubman eventually returned to make her medicine. She boiled the roots of the water lilies and herbs to make a bitter brew—the medicine she was trying to make—that she fed to a dying man she was charged with. Her brew worked and the man slowly, but surely, recovered from the disease that was threatening his life.
Not only was Tubman a cook and nurse for the Union Army, she was also a skilled spy. Tubman recruited groups of her own from former slave populations to hunt and report the movement of rebel camps and Confederate troops. She devised multiple surprise missions to raid or infiltrate places behind enemy lines with the information she collected from her scouts. She rescued many African and Indian slave people and weakened enemy defenses this
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They weren 't revealed until a journalist by the name of Franklin B. Sanborn wrote in article he had published in the Commonwealth Antislavery Newspaper in Boston. Sanborn named the article quite literally, "Harriet Tubman," and wrote it as a biographical outline of her life that happened to include in it her accomplishments while serving the country in the Union Army. In the article, Tubman was praised for guiding a considerable amount of slaves to freedom using the Underground Railroad and for risking her life in the Union Army to ensure their success in the

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