Harriet Tubman works as a nurse for the Union Army in South Carolina

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Harriet was seen as a potentially useful asset to the Union Army in dealing with freed southern slaves, or "contrabands." For most of her time in South Carolina, Tubman worked as a nurse and supported herself by cooking, sewing, and providing other services to the soldiers.

-- James Chapnick 

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Kate Clifford Larson, Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero (New York: Ballantine Books, 2004), 203-208.
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