Re-enactors to tell story of Mother Bickerdyke

“Most people drive by the statue in front of the Knox County Courthouse and don’t even know what it is,” said Galesburg Historical Society President Ron Peck.

The statue depicts a wounded soldier receiving care from a battlefield nurse. The inscription says “Mother Bickerdyke, 1861, Army Nurse, 1865, ‘She outranks me,’ General Sherman.”

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