Union Civil War Nurse from IowaDuring the Civil War, Mehitable Ellis Woods worked for the Ladies' Aid Society of Fairfield, Iowa, delivering supplies to hospitals and the front lines, and nursing the sick and wounded wherever she was needed. In 1863 this brave lady made her first trip down the Mississippi into the heart of the Confederacy and returned many times. She was twice under fire, but escaped uninjured and lived for many years after the war.
Mehitable Woods Monument
Old Fairfield City Cemetery