Livermore, Mary A. My Story of the War [SIGNED]: A Woman's Narrative of Four Years Personal Experience as Nurse in the Union Army; and in Relief Work at Home, in Hospitals, Camps, and at the Front, during the War of the Rebellion. With Anecdotes, Pathetic Incidences, and Thrilling Reminiscences portraying the Lights and Shadows of Hospital Life and the Sanitary Service of the War. Hartford: Conn.: A. D. Worthington and Company, 1896. 
Red cloth decorated in blind & gilt, 9 inches, binding near fine. Signed paper by Livermore pasted to the ffep. Golden floral end papers, fine engraved portraits & battle flags. 700 clean pp., tight.
The following is written on white paper and pasted to the ffep: "Major Charles A. Stoll. The worth of a state, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it. Mary A. Livermore, 1897." Beneath it is "Stanley Shaw. Feb. 25. 1938." The quotation is from an essay on liberty, by John Stuart Mill. Near fine. Hardcover.
"Superbly Illustrated with Portraits and numerous full-page Engravings on Steel, and fine Chromo-Lithograph Plates."
Vivid accounts of battle & field hospital scenes.
Mary Ashton Livermore, née Rice (1820-1905), b. Boston, MA; d. Melrose, MA. She became an abolitionist after serving three years as a tutor on a slave plantation in Virginia (1839-1842), becoming prominent in that movement as well as an was an author and journalist. After the outbreak of the American Civil War, she became an associate member of the United States Sanitary Commission. She visited many military posts and hospitals during those four years and organized relief shipments of food and supplies. She went on to champion Women's Rights, Spiritualism, and the Temperance movement.