Children played an active role in sending aid to soldiers during the Civil War. The biggest contributions can come from the smallest people.
Learn how Clara Barton combated the deadly disease of smallpox in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Learn about the impact of Alexander Gardner’s photographs taken of dead soldiers at Antietam.
“The ward is silent again
As our lady resumes her place…”
How a change in Pension law cut off hundreds of widows, and how they fought back.
From a Confederate wartime hospital, to our nation’s first hospital exclusively for mentally ill African Americans, discover the story of Central State.
By the of the 19th century, United States’ pension administration was huge: occupying an imposing building, overseeing the distribution of $138 million in pensions to nearly a million Union veterans and surviving relatives.
One of the only African American woman memoirists from the Civil War, Taylor chronicles her role as a laundress, cook, and nurse for the 33rd USCT.
Born a slave, Harriet Jacobs became an unstoppable truth teller, activist, and reformer.
Dr. Mary E. Walker of New York embarked on a crusade to become a surgeon in the Union Army.