Posts Tagged ‘Civil War nurses’

In Praise of Nurses

It’s National Nurses Week here in the United States, and I am scrambling to catch up.* In the years since Heroines of Mercy Street was published, I’ve spent a lot of time  thinking, reading, writing and talking about nurses.*  As a result, I’ve also spent a lot of time talking to nurses–and their friends, mothers,…

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Nellie M. Chase, Civil War Nurse: A Guest Post by Carolyn P. Schriber

If you’ve been hanging out here on the Margins for very long, you’ve read stories about nurses in the American Civil War. I am fascinated by their stories: the reasons they volunteered, the lives they left behind, the way they dealt with the common challenges that all nurses faced, what they did after the war.…

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From the Archives: Did Civil War Nurses Wear Uniforms?

Dear Marginalia: I’m coming close to the deadline and close to the end of the book. I’m also in Kenosha, Wisconsin, speaking at a Civil War medicine weekend at the Civil War museum here. ( Saturday, 2/17, 1 PM–stop on by if you’re in the neighborhood!) It’s a lovely way to hit the road for…

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