Her efforts affected the building of 32 institutions in the United States. In 1861, when the Civil War broke out she provided her services and eventually was named superintendent of United States Army Nurses. She was accountable for setting up field hospitals, first-aid stations, drafting nurses, managing supplies, and managing training programs. Although she was very effective and concentrated, many people thought she didn't have the social skills necessary to navigate the militaries bureaucracy. Yet she stayed after the war, helping to track missing soldiers, write letters to families, and help soldiers secure their pensions.
When they found out that each side was in need of nurses, women immediately started volunteering to “help the war efforts of their side” (Freemon, 1998). Most of the women focused on helping wounded and sick soldiers (Freemon, 1998). Women of all ages and social classes nursed both Union and... ... middle of paper ... ...rgingcivilwar.com/2013/09/03/civil-war-nurses-series-interesting-facts-about-northern-nurses/ This is a secondary article about women nurses during the civil war. I used a table on this page for information of various jobs and positions that the women had. “Women in the Civil War.” The History Channel Website.
In the book Women in the Civil War, by Mary Massey, the author tells about how American women had an impact on the Civil War. She mentioned quite a few famous and well-known women such as, Dorothea Dix and Clara Barton, who were nurses, and Pauline Cushman and Belle Boyd, who were spies. She also mentioned black abolitionists, Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth, feminist Susan B. Anthony, and many more women. Massey talks about how the concept of women changed as a result of the war. She informed the readers about the many accomplishments made by those women.
The Accomplishments of Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman was a black woman born into slavery. Harriet was an abolitionist and strongly believed that all slaves should be free. Harriet learned that her master had died and that she would be sold if she did not run away. At the age of twenty-five, Harriet left her plantation and was on the run to a free state (Harriet par 1). Harriet made her way ninety miles from Maryland to Philadelphia.
Tubman was the first woman to conduct the railroad and lead hundreds of slaves to freedom. Not only would she help them escape, she would also educate the newly free slaves. Tubman was considered ‘Moses of her people.’ -Clara Barton When the Civil War broke out, Barton was one of the first volunteers to appear at the Washington Infirmary to car for wounded soldiers. Barton’s father convinced her that it was duty as a Christian to help the soldiers. After her father’s death in 1861, Barton left the hospitals in the city to go help the soldiers out in the field.
Subsequently, women volunteered through national or local associations or by getting permission from a commanding officer (“Nursing”). In April 1861, Dorothea Dix assembled a collection of volunteer female nurses which staged a march on Washington, demanding that the government distinguish their desire to assist the Union’s wounded soldiers. She organized military hospitals for the care of all sick and wounded soldiers, aiding the head surgeons by supplying nurses and considerable means for the ease and aid of the suffering. After she recruited nurses; nursing was greatly improved and her nurses were taken care of under her supervision (Buhler-Wilkerson). During the Civil war, most nurses were women who took care of the ill and injured soldiers.
clerk when war started with her only nursing experience the care of her invalid brother. After the first battle of Bull Run Clara realized that there was a tremendous need for medical supplies and her true skills and what would become a lifelong passion were revealed. The success that Clara Barton had with securing adequate funds, supplies and assistance was so successful that her ad hoc work led to her being granted a general pass to travel with Union ambulances to provide comfort and care to the wounded. Her only official position during the war was as a superintendent of nurses in Major Genl. Butler’s command.
she then became a traveling speaker on the abolitionist circuit.” She helped slaves escape through the underground railroad and wrote frequently for anti- slavery newspapers, earning her a reputation as the mother of African American journalism” (poetryfoundation.org, 2014). Frances Harper got married in 1860. Her and her husband had one daughter of their own named Mary, and he brought three children of his own into the marriage. Frances continued to take care of her family after the death of her husband died four years after their marriage. To help her through the death of her husband, he did speaking managements.”she was superintendent of the colored section of Philadelphia and Pennsylvani... ... middle of paper ... ...sm=~oF0IjawSkqsIhJ Frances E.W.
The "black caps" as they were called by the soldiers, lived out their mission to its fullest during the Civil War. The Civil War separated the American Sisters of Charity geographically because their community had houses in the North and the South. The Sisters in California functioned outside the conflict, but they did contribute personnel and resources. When President Lincoln sent forth an appeal for volunteer nurses, nearly every Sister answered. On June 1, 1861, Brigadier General John F. Rathbone wrote to Bishop John McCloskey to request Sisters of Charity to assist at the military hospital in Albany, New York.
Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale was born in 1820. She came from an upper class family that saw her future getting married and raising children. Florence had very different viewpoint, she believed that God wanted her to be a nurse. She fought the OPPOSITION from her parents and studied in Europe from 1849 and in Alexandria in 1850. By 1853, she was the Superintendent at the Institution for the Care of Sick Gentlewomen and she was very interested in the training of nurses.