Anna E. Turner
Army Nurse
In 1899, sAnna Turner went to Cuba on a cattle boat with 1,400 U.S. troops, 720 horses and mules and nine other Nurses for service in the Spanish-American War. She spent two years in the Yellow Fever Hospital under General William Gorgas. She caught the disease and returned to the United States, but when Gorgas went to Panama for work in connection with the Canal there, she went too and was on board the first ship ever to pass through the completed Panama Canal.

She died at the age of 91 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


TURNER, ANNA REBECCA
ARMY NURSE CORPS USA CONTRACT NURSE
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/09/1864
DATE OF DEATH: 05/25/1954
BURIED AT: SECTION 21  SITE 402
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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