J. Matthew Gallman

in America's Joan of Arc

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780195161458
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788798 | DOI:

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Anna Dickinson was nearly seventy years old when she returned to Goshen with George and Sallie Ackley in 1910. It would be tempting to conclude that the once-famous orator settled into the life of a recluse, but more accurate to say that she lived the life of an elderly woman out of the public eye. Despite the many illnesses that had plagued her earlier life, Dickinson lived for more than twenty years in Goshen before dying on October 22, 1932, less than a week before her ninetieth birthday. In 2001 the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, Camp 124, Department of New York, erected a plaque at Dickinson's gravesite in Goshen, New York, and a second one at the home where she once lived. This chapter chronicles Dickinson's memories and legacies as “America's Joan of Arc”.

Keywords: Anna Elizabeth Dickinson; Goshen; public speaking; United States; Sallie Ackley; American Civil War

Chapter.  4159 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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