History of Medicine
Many histories have been written about medical care during the American Civil War, but the participation and contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons and hospital workers have often been overlooked. Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses and how their work as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender.
Contraband who served with the 13th Massachusetts Infantry
Courtesy Massachusetts Commandery Military Order of the Loyal Legion
and the U.S. Military History Institute
Use these resources to explore primary source materials and the exhibition stories in the classroom.
Learn about the African American men and women who served as surgeons and nurses during the American civil war.
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