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Female Civil War Nurses is a Course

Female Civil War Nurses

Ended May 8, 2023

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LIVE CLASS HELD IN-PERSON for adults ages 50 and older!

Female Civil War Nurses defied societal norms to meet a need for the care of wounded and dying soldiers. In the 1860's women did not dare care for unrelated men or work outside the home without severe damage to their and their families’ reputations. Yet thousands of women, served as in the new Army Nursing Corp or as volunteers left their homes and risked their own health to care for the wounded and ill. Topics covered will include:

  • Role and duties of Civil War Nurses
  • Types of hospitals and conditions
  • Information on famous nurses, their accomplishments during and post the war. i.e., Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton, Louisa May Alcott, as well as several with Ohio connections who volunteered as nurses is presented.
  • The impact the Civil War had on birth of US Nursing as a profession.


Date & Time:

May 8, 2023
Monday, 1:00PM-2:30PM


Nancy Haas


LCCC Main Campus
Spitzer Conference Center, SP 219

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