Beyond All Price
by Carolyn P. Schriber
Nellie Chase joined the 100th Pennsylvania Regiment, known as "The Roundheads,” to escape an abusive husband. Too young and inexperienced to qualify as a nurse, she remained a Union volunteer. In 1861 she traveled with the regiment to the coast of South Carolina, where she managed the regimental headquarters in Beaufort and its staff of slaves who had been abandoned by their owners.