Tag Archives: Union Army

Battle of Gettysburg

Reed Brockway Bontecou (1824-1907) was an American surgeon from Troy, New York, who in 1846 made a trip up the Amazon river to collect flora and fauna for the local natural history museum, and whose surgical feats include the first successful ligation of a traumatic aneurysm of the axillary artery in America (1857) and the […]

Nursing during the US Civil War: a movement toward the professionalization of nursing

Karen J. Egenes   Scene in a Civil War hospital ward A Civil War nurse cares for sick and wounded soldiers of the Union Army In April 1861, there was no organized medical corps or field hospital services. In addition, there was no provision for military nurses. At the time, there were no nursing schools, […]