160th Anniversary of the United States War Between the States Today!

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160 years ago. on 12 April 1861, the United States Civil war began, which marked the beginning of four years of the bloodiest battles and most casualties in the United States' military history. All told, 620,000 Americans died in the conflict, which ended 9 May 1865, with more than half of those dying off the battlefield from disease or festering wounds.

This was also the beginning of the women's nurse profession in the United States.  Introduced in Civil War Nurses, we started a free space page project .  Using research resources, we:  Identify Nurses: Table I and create WikiTree Profiles: Table II, for the ultimate goal of memorializing these caring and courageous women and a few men - we don't discriminate!

We welcome all talents to collaborate with us. Would you like to help?

Please ANSWER this post with your interests.  

Please see the project page for more information.

in The Tree House by Gail Pickens G2G1 (1.8k points)
edited by Gail Pickens

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Great post, Gail - thank you!  I'm with you!
by Sheryl Moore G2G6 Pilot (121k points)
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Good post. Thank you. I have 4 direct grandfathers who fought. All New York boys !
by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (331k points)
Thank you, Andrew.  The Civil War Project is for soldiers; this is a new resource and FSP project.
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Interesting Project you have started. I did a quick search on Irish Diaspora Nurses and came up with Hospital Nuns: From the Civil War to Today They had Six hundred nuns from twelve religious communities that served as U.S. Army nurses during the Civil War. I'll try to find some sources/ lists of names. 

by Richard Devlin G2G6 Pilot (386k points)
Many thanks, Richard.  We have one order, 14 nuns, added, and any links or names are greatly appreciated.  Of the 14 we added, all were from Europe, with 8 from Ireland.

I added your article to the project's resources.

Stay safe!
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Great idea, Gail.  This long-time Civil War Project member is in!
by Nan Starjak G2G6 Pilot (299k points)
Thank you for your interest, Nan.  We'll send you a private message.

Stay safe!

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