When One Goes Nursing, All Things Must Be Expected

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Phoebe Ann Pollitt PhD, Associate Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: The names and accomplishment of Ella King Newsome, Phoebe Yates Pember, and Kate Cummings are familiar to students of Confederate and Civil War nursing history. Newsome, Pember, and Yates were great nursing leaders, organizing and managing large hospitals or traveling with the troops from battlefield to battlefield. As important and interesting as each of these nurses are, their work is not representative of the work of the approximately 1,000 women who nursed for the Confederacy during the War Between the States. The majority of nurses during the Civil War worked in their own communities, slowly helping sick and wounded men toward healing or death.

Additional Information

Pollitt, PA & Reese, C.N. (2002). “When one goes nursing, all things must be expected.” Confederate Veteran. 2 23-31. Article re-printed by: The North Carolina Civil War History & Reconstruction Center at: http://nccivilwarcenter.org/nursing-in-nc-during-the-civil-war-this-includes-confederate-and-union-nurses-as-well-as-hometown-wayside-hospitals-nurses-who-cold-have-been-apolitical/
Language: English
Date: 2002
Ella King Newsome, Phoebe Yates Pember, Kate Cummings, Civil War nursing

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