Civil War Series
6:05 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Women in the Civil War: Thousands Volunteered as Nurses

The casualty numbers of the Civil War were staggering for both the Union and the Confederacy. They would have been much higher without the thousands of women who volunteered as nurses in hospitals and homes.

In this second part of his three-part series Women in the Civil War, Joe Corcoran speaks with WKU Civil War historians Dr. Jack Thacker and Dr. Glenn LaFantasie about the women who didn't really know what they were getting themselves into but who knew they had to do something.