Jane Grey SwisshelmJane Grey Swisshelm
American Journalist, Anti-Slavery Agitator and War Nurse
1815 – 1884 A.D.

Jane Grey Swisshelm, an American journalist, anti-slavery agitator, and war-nurse. In 1848 she established the Pittsburgh Saturday Visitor, which she edited till 1857, when she removed to St. Cloud, Minn.

There she published another paper with anti-slavery sentiments, which was destroyed by a mob, the press and types being thrown in the river.

After appearing as a speaker at anti-slavery meetings, she served as a nurse in Campbell Hospital, Washington, during the Civil War; at one time she had charge of 182 badly wounded men at Fredericksburg for five days, with no surgeon or assistant, and saved them all.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.

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