The Diary of a Civil War Nurse Homepage

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Reference Materials, Primary Source
Date Posted: 5/11/2012

This website features the diary of Civil War nurse, Amanda Akin. In April 1863, Akin left her home in Quaker Hill, NY, to serve as a nurse at Armory Square Hospital in Washington, D.C. During her 15 months at Armory Square, Akin wrote long letters to her sisters and recorded her daily activities in diaries. Nearly 50 years later, Akin drew on these written records to publish an account of her wartime role in a book, The Nurse of Ward E.

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