Geographic Connection to Pennsylvania: Brookville, Jefferson County
Kate M. Scott published her History of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania in 1888.
Born in 1837, Kate M. Scott's experiences as a nurse in the Civil War led her to write her first book. She also wrote about the history of Jefferson County, which was continued from research that her mother had done. Scott held positions in many organizations until she died in 1911.
Kate M. Scott was born in 1837. Scott served in the Civil War from 1861-1865 as an Army Nurse. She was a volunteer at Camp Jackson, Virginia with the 105th Pennsylvania Regiment. As a volunteer, Scott worked as a nurse aiding men who were dying from fever and pneumonia. She was quarantined twice by smallpox during her time as a volunteer. Scott was secretary of the National Association of Army Nurses from 1879-1891 and also from 1897 until her death in 1911.
Scott wrote History of the 105th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers in 1877. She also wrote the History of Jefferson County in 1888. Her mother had started the research and passed on her interest of the history of the county to her daughter.
Scott served as corresponding secretary of the 105th Regiment Association and also of the Monumental Association of the 105th Pennsylvania Volunteers. She was also the deputy marshal of the Independent Order of Good Templars, which was an organization that advocated temperance and prohibition.
Scott died in 1911 in Brookville, Pennsylvania.
History of 105th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. Philadelphia: New World Publishing Co., 1877.
History of Jefferson County. Syracuse, New York: D. Mason and Co., 1888.
Logan, Mary S. The Part Taken by Women in American History. New York: Arno Press, 1972.