was free she decided to help other slaves find their freedom. She
returned to states that still had slaves and led many slaves to
freedom in the North. This was very dangerous work and Harriet sometimes
had to be very tough. If a slave she was trying to help got scared
and wanted to turn back Harriet would say, " You'll be free
or die a slave!" Harriet saved over 300 slaves and travelled
back to danger 19 times. Harriet was called the "Moses of Her
People," because she led so many slaves to freedom.
experience freeing slaves made her a very helpful aid to the Union
army during the Civil war. She worked in the army as a cook, nurse,
and spy. She freed more slaves during the war and also helped many
sick soldiers with her knowledge of herbal remedies.
the war, Harriet Tubman returned to Auburn, NY and married Nelson
Davis. In Auburn she worked to help gain rights for women and built
a home for the aging and homeless. She was buried in Fort Hill Cemetery
in Auburn, with military honors. Her tombstone reads "Servant
of God, Well Done."