The Angels of the Battlefield

Clara barton

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Women who worked as nurse usually were not paid, until after 1861. They joined as volunteers.

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The hospitals during the war were so crowed that they men were being treated inside and outside.

Not many women were needed during the operations. they had three main purposes. The first one was to prepare, regulate and serve patient's meals. Secondly, the nurses were meant to manage the physical needs, and lastly they cared for the physical and emotional needs of the patients.