Women in the War

Nurses of the Wilderness – Hill, Hancock, and Barlow

With the massive influx of casualties in the Wilderness, doctors and nurses were working double-time to tend to the wounded in both blue and gray. Thanks to the efforts of dedicated doctors like Jonathon Letterman, the wounded of the Overland Campaign were in a better situation to be efficiently treated than those of previous campaigns.… Continue reading Nurses of the Wilderness – Hill, Hancock, and Barlow

Women in the War

Nellie M. Chase – Nightingale of Fredericksburg

It’s interesting what rabbit holes a researcher can fall into by accident. I have an extensive wish list for Civil War books. One of which I finally acquired last week, Women of the War: Their Heroism and Self-Sacrifice by Frank Moore. While perusing through the back description, I caught the word “Fredericksburg” and immediately flipped… Continue reading Nellie M. Chase – Nightingale of Fredericksburg

Women in the War

A Confederate Nurse in Corinth

When one thinks of Civil War nurses, the name Clara Barton will come screaming from every corner of the internet and historical archives. However, just as Gettysburg, Antietam, and Manassas dominate the bulk of Civil War military history compared to Shiloh and Vicksburg, so Miss Barton overshadows one remarkable nurse in the western theater. Kate… Continue reading A Confederate Nurse in Corinth