Nursing the Enemy

Last Updated by Jane Schultz on

In this blog post, Jane E. Schultz, Ph.D., details the relief work done by clergy and laypeople during the Civil War and the complex subject of nursing the enemy.

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'I Wanted to Do My Part': Women as Soldiers in Civil War America

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Anya Jabour, Ph.D., explores the multitude of women who dressed as men to fight—and die—in all the major battles of the Civil War.

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Recording Anatomical Practice During the American Civil War

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Shauna Devine, Ph.D., explains how photography and medical sketches evolved our knowledge of disease, injury and the toll of combat during the Civil War era.

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Journeywomen of the Civil War

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Jane E. Schultz, Ph.D., explains how the growth of the railway and urgent need for qualified nursing staff during wartime led to an explosion in independent women traveling the United States.

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Death, Bodies and the American Civil War

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In this blog post, Shauna Devine, Ph.D., details Americans' changing conceptions of death due to the enormous number of Civil War casualties.

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Mourning in the Civil War Era

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In this blog post, Anya Jabour, Ph.D., reveals how most Americans in the Civil War era struggled to maintain familiar mourning rituals in death’s aftermath.

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"Soldier’s Heart": Exploring PTSD During the Civil War

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Co-Creator and Executive Producer Lisa Q. Wolfinger details the discovery of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Civil War-era doctors and describes the creative decision to explore PTSD in the series.

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A Look Inside the Union Occupation of Alexandria and the Peninsula Campaign

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James M. McPherson, Ph.D. is a retired professor at Princeton University, where he taught American history for 42 years. In Mercy Street Revealed's first blog post, McPherson provides background on the Union occupation of Alexandria and the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War.

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