During the Civil War, more than five thousand women served as nurses. Their service saved lives and carved out a place for women in post-war professional medicine.

Sophia McClelland: With the Army of the Cumberland
Thousands of women served as nurses during the Civil War. Was there a nurses' uniform?.

Clara Barton: Women Who Went To The Field
A poem by the founder of the American Red Cross shares memories of army nurses.

Lucy Seaman Bainbridge: Sister Ohio
Reminiscence of service with the Ohio Ladies Aid Society.

Ruth Sinnotte: Danger on the Imperial
An army nurse learns of a plot aboard a Mississippi riverboat.