Monthly Archives: January 2016

Outstanding Homemaking Skills Make History

I’ve come to a decision. If I had lived during the Civil War era, and if I’d been around the age of thirty and a spinster, I would’ve volunteered as a hospital matron in a base hospital. I’d rather not be … Continue reading

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Loud noise travels a long way, and I’m sure you’ve experienced this in some situation. Fireworks and artillery practice on military bases are some of the best examples I can think of. Okay, so what’s this got to do with … Continue reading

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A Southern Lady’s Self-less Service

Look Away To Dixieland! Now, it’s time to introduce and remember some brave ladies from the South and their role as nurses or hospital matrons. In the South, the prejudice against women’s service in the medical field was even more … Continue reading

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By The Banks Of Rock Creek

Rock Creek is a stream to the east of the town of Gettysburg. Reading historical accounts sometimes leaves a researcher with the impression that Rock Creek was omnipresent. (It’s not, it just happens to meander all over the east part … Continue reading

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January 2016: Holiday History & Craft

Okay…so I totally failed. I did something I’ve never done before and hope I’ll never do again. I failed to meet a blog post deadline – and now I’m two weeks late. I’m sorry. But today’s the actual day, so … Continue reading

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Author & Nurse: The Woman Who Wrote “Hospital Sketches”

Who wrote the classic novel Little Women? If you said “Louisa May Alcott.” You’re correct! Who volunteered as a nurse at a Union hospital in Washington D.C. –  “I haven’t the slightest idea…” Wait, I wasn’t finished with the question! … Continue reading

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