Civil War Nurses on Hospital Ships

Nurses on Hospital Ships in the Eastern Theater

Image: Sisters Georgeanna Woolsey and Eliza Woolsey Howland
Served on hospital ships during the Peninsula Campaign in Virginia (March-July 1862)

During the Civil War, the Union Army often used ships to move sick and wounded soldiers from Southern battlefields to general hospitals in Northern cities. Initially, government-run hospital transport ships performed poorly. The need for improvement was especially demonstrated during the Peninsula Campaign when well-run volunteer hospital transport ships … Continue reading Civil War Nurses on Hospital Ships