References and Links

References and Links

Britta Arendt, the Webmaster, portraying a Civil War nurse



  • Adams, George Worthington. Doctors In Blue: The Medical History of the Union Army in the Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998.
  • Alcott, Louisa May. Hospital Sketches. Boston: J. Redpath, 1863.
  • Attie, Jeanie. Patriotic Toil: Northern Women and the American Civil War. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1998.
  • Baker, Nina Brown. Cyclone in Calico: The Story of Mary Ann Bickerdyke. Boston: Little, Brown, 1952.
  • Berlin, Jean V., ed. A Confederate Nurse: The Diary of Ada W. Bacot, 1860-1863. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1994.
  • Brockett, L.P., and Mary C. Vaughan. Woman's Work in the Civil War: A Record of Heroism, Patriotism, and Patience. Philadelphia: Zeigler, McCurdy & Co., 1867.
  • Brumgardt, John R., ed. Civil War Nurse: The Diary and Letters of Hannah Ropes. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1980.
  • Clinton, Catherine. The Other Civil War: American Women in the Nineteenth Century. New York: Hill and Wang, 1999.
  • Conklin, Eileen F. Women at Gettysburg. Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publications, 1993.
  • Culpepper, Marilyn Mayer. Trials and Triumphs: The Women of the American Civil War. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1991.
  • Cummings, Kate. Kate: The Journal of a Confederate War Nurse. Richard Harwell, ed. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998.
  • Freemon, Frank R. Gangrene and Glory: Medical Care during the American Civil War. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1998.
  • Garrison, Webb. Amazing Women of the Civil War. Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press, 1999.
  • Greenwood, Grace. Greenwood Leaves. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850.
  • Holland, Mary Gardner, ed. Our Army Nurses: Stories from Women in the Civil War. Roseville, MN: Edinborough Press, 1998.
  • Jaquette, Henrietta Stratton, ed. South After Gettysburg: Letters of Cornelia Hancock 1863-1868. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1937.
  • Kantor, Alvin Robert, and Marjorie Sered Kantor. Sanitary Fairs: A Philatelic and Historical Study of Civil War Benevolences. Sidney, OH: Amos Philatelics, Inc., dba Scott Publishing Co., 1992.
  • Larson, Rebecca D. White Roses: Stories of Civil War Nurses. Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publications, 1997.
  • Leonard, Elizabeth D. All the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1999.
  • Livermore, Mary A. My Story Of The War. New York: Arno Press, 1972.
  • Maher, Sister Mary Dennis. To Bind Up The Wounds: Catholic Sister Nurses in the U.S. Civil War. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.
  • Massey, Mary Elizabeth. Women in the Civil War. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994.
  • Middleton, Lee Taylor. Hearts Of Fire: Soldier Women of the Civil War. Franklin, NC: Genealogy Publishing Service, 1993.
  • Mills, H. Sinclair, Jr. The Vivandiere: History, Tradition, Uniform and Service. Collinswood, NJ: C.W. Historicals, 1988.
  • Moore, Frank. Women of the War. Hartford, CT: S.S. Scranton, & Co., 1866.
  • Nightingale, Florence. Notes On Nursing: What it is, and what it is not. New York: Dover Publications, 1969.
  • Oates, Stephen B. A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War. New York: The Free Press, 1994.
  • Palmer, Sarah. The Story of Aunt Becky's Army Life. New York: J.F. Trow, 1867.
  • Pember, Phoebe Yates. A Southern Woman's Story: Life in Confederate Richmond. St. Simons Island, GA: Mockingbird Books, Inc., 1959.
  • Wilson, Dorothy Clarke. Stranger and Traveler: The Story of Dorothea Dix, American Reformer. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1975.
  • Woolsey, Jane Stuart. Hospital Days: Reminiscence of a Civil War Nurse. Roseville, MN: Edinborough Press, 1996.
  • Wormeley, Katherine Prescott. The Other Side of the War with the Army of the Potomac. Boston: Ticknor and Co., 1889.
  • Young, Agatha. The Women And The Crisis: Women of the North in the Civil War. New York: McDowell, Obolensky, Inc., 1959.


  • Anderson, Ron and Janet. "Binding The Nation's Wounds: Angels of Mercy." The Civil War Lady 1.3 (1992): 15-16.
  • Bauer, Cricket. "Viva la Vivandieres: A Short History of Women in Pseudo-Military Costume." Military Images May-June 2000: 20-24.
  • Hoisington, Daniel J. "Women of Discreet Manners: Union Army Nurses and Their Attire." The Citizens' Companion 4(1997):12-19.

    And many thanks to Marcia Norred for her research on Confederate nurses!
    For more information on these nurses, feel free to email her with your questions!


    Civil War Nurse and Medical Links

    African American Nurses
    Civil War Nurses: Angels of the Battlefield
    Mother Seton's Sisters of Charity in the Civil War
    National Museum of Civil War Medicine
    Our Army Nurses
    Society of Civil War Surgeons
    United States Sanitary Commission

    Other Civil War Era Links

    Congratulations to Shaun Grenan and his first published book:
    So You Want To Be A Soldier? How to Get Started in Civil War Re-enacting *Order a copy now!!!

    Civil War Vivandieres and Daughters of the Regiment
    Gettysburg Battlefield Online
    Lunaelbia: A site for new clothes and old, and all things beautiful
    Myrtle Avenue Clothiers - Historical Reproductions
    Originals by Kay - Beautiful Civil War Era Reproduction Civilian Clothing!
    Taylor's Battery - 1st Illinois Light Artillery, Company B
    Vintage Connection - Antique Clothing and Research
    114th Pennsylvania, Co. A - Collis' Zouaves
    1st California Regiment/71st Pennsylvania Vols.

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