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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.
Largely forgotten today, Cornelia Hancock was one of the best known and beloved nurses of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. Throughout the war, from the Battle of Gettysburg to Appomattox, she maintained a long association with the 14th Connecticut Volunteers through her work in 2nd and 3rd Corps […]
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Before you see Captain America: Civil War, discover the incredible connections between Civil War Medicine and the Marvel cinematic universe.
“The entire neighborhood is sitting shiva.” Reflections on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and it’s effect on our world, and the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum.
Just down the street from the boarding house where Clara Barton lived, Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner set up his gallery.
Sarah Goode is believed to be the first African American woman to receive a United States patent. She invented a folding bed, a precursor to the modern Murphy bed.