Good Morning All,
The War has been going for a little less than a year and the doctors are struggling to keep up with all of the patients. They have just recently began recruiting a corps of women to aid with treating the patients as nurses. Dorothea Dix, the Superintendent of Female Nurses, personally interviews each and every candidate applying right now to ensure they fit her standards. She has a list of standards we applicants must follow:
(Bacon, G., Woosley, E., 1899)
I am a woman from New York and was chosen to become a Nurse in the Civil War. I was trained in New York and assisted in hospitals before being station more south in Pennsylvania. I assisted on the field in the Battle of Gettysburg and the Battle of Chancelorsville.