Before the civil war it was mostly men who were nurses, but since a lot of them went to war, the ladies took on the job. Some women wanted to help in any way they could. Some enlisted, but were declined because they were ladies. Though there some special cases, some actually got appointed positions in the war. “The rebel cavalry leader, Stuart has appointed to a position on his staff, with the rank of Major, a young lady residing at Fairfax Court House” (General Stuart’s New Aid, 1863).
(2) As a result of the Commission's efforts, the disease death rate of the Union Army was reduced and millions of dollars were raised in support of the Northern war effort. The US Sanitary Commission was formed by civilians who wanted to support the Union soldiers and prevent the numbers of deaths by disease seen in previous wars. During the recent Crimean War, 1853-1856, disease caused four out of five British soldiers to die. In an effort to prevent more deaths, the British Sanitary Commission was established. The BSC appointed a nurse named Florence Nightingale to oversee the conditions of the hospitals in the Crimea.
From small cuts to amputations and more, women underwent the most gruesome constants of war first hand. If surgery was necessary, it consisted of two nurses holding down the soldier and the surgeon working on him with no pain medicine. They witnessed many horrific things from a personal viewpoint influencing these nurses and their diaries & journals.After the war, the field of nursing was changed. Nursing became the profession for mostly all women. The war made society view women as willing to give themselves up to others.
Barton was a union war nurse who was often found on the battlefield nursing the injured. In 1869 Barton was introduced to the Red Cross and the idea of providing relief care ("National Women's History Museum,” 2012). Inspired Barton returned to the United States and introduced these theories to the American people, thus creating the first American Red Cross ("National Women's History Museum,” 2012). Nurses such as Nightingale and Barton are just two of many nurses who have created what is referred to today as nursing science. The creation of the science of nursing has opened the door for many
According to Blias and Hayes (2011), “Much of nursing’s development is related to the need to provide care to sick and injured soldiers during times of war.” Caring for wounded soldiers has highly contributed to the development of nursing in world history. Conditions on the battlefield were deplorable and no better in the military hospitals so a plea for nurses was made. Both the Union and Confederate women responded as well as the Sisters of Mercy and the Sisters of the Holy Cross. The religious orders were devoted and known for providing care to the sick. The sisters were known for their attentive and skilled nursing care.
Florence Nightingale was born on May 12th, 1820 and died on August 13th, 1910, at the age of 90 years old (“Nightingale, Florence”). Her life was dedicated to the nursing profession, and the rights of women (“Nightingale, Florence”). She gained recognition while serving as a nurse and supervisor of nurses during the Crimean War, where she cared for injured soldiers (“Nightingale, Florence”). During this time, she was deemed “The Lady with the Lamp” (Trina). Nightingale earned this name as she made her nightly rounds checking on the soldiers (Trina).
Due to the lack of morale, war weariness and economic crisis the unrest was beginning to form a dangerous revolution. (J Hite & C Hinton. 2000) Fearing for his life and under the advice of his Supreme Commander General Ludendorff William II the Kaiser of Germany handed over his power to a civilian government thereby abdicating his throne. He then left Germany and went into exile in Holland, where he lived until 1941. The new regime headed by Prince Max, attempted some reforms but ultimately this was ineffective due to the discontent and anger within the population of the failed war.
When And Why Did The Second World War Turn Against Hitler And His Allies? In September 1939 the world descended into the most violent conflict in its history. This was as a result of many years of poverty stress and anger at other countries (from Germany). Hitler took this downfall of the country to become the prime minister, as he often said that if he became the leader of Germany he would sort the country of all its problems. Hitler then took away the “Power of the People” by replacing parliament with a self proclaimed dictatorship, which most Germans welcomed.
They have struggled with their male counterparts and the government as a whole in their history with our military. The following are just some Highlights in the History of Military Women: “American Revolution (1775-1783): Women serve on the battlefield as nurses, water bearers, cooks, laundresses and saboteurs. Civil War (1861-1865): Women provide casualty care and nursing to Union and Confederate troops at field hospitals and on the Union Hospital Ship Red Rover. Women soldiers on both sides disguise themselves as men in order to serve. In 1866, Dr. Mary Walker receives the Medal of Honor.
How far do you agree that Germany lost World War Two because the Nazis made critical strategic mistakes? On the 8th of May 1945 Germany surrendered and hence lost the war. Many argue that they lost because of crucial strategic mistakes, such as fighting the war on two fronts, fighting unrealistic odds, poor choice of allies, etc. However, some argue that it was Germany’s under-supplied economy that held them back from conquering the world, as neither the soldiers were supplied enough nor the German citizens. All of these factors develop a reason why Germany lost the war.