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    Said to be of an army hospital nurse, this postmortem photograph shows a young woman holding a book, possibly a small bible or testament. The revenue stamp on the back dates this image to 1864. Annapolis was the site of one of the largest Union Army hospitals during the Civil War, and at least five female nurses died of diseases caught while tending patients there. Three of them died in late 1863 and two died in early 1865.

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