Civil War Nurses of Mount Auburn Cemetery

March 17, 2013

Please join the Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery in celebrating the lives and accomplishments of our notable Civil War heroes.

Dix, Dorothea Lynde (1892 – 1887)
Spruce Avenue, Lot # 4731

*  Superintendent of Union Female Nurses
*  Volunteered a week after the war began – appointed June 1861
*  Served through the war pro bono
*  Required that nurses be plain looking, over 30 years old and wear black or brown skirts

 

Freitag, Annie Kendall (1830 – 1905)
Ivy Path, Lot #193

 

Jacobs, Harriet Ann (1813 – 1897)
Clethra Path,  Lot #4389

*  Lived in DC during Civil War assisting contrabands, nursing black troops and teaching

 

Parsons, Emily Elizabeth (1824 – 1880)
Greenbriar Path, Lot # 608

*  Charge nurse at Fort Schuyler Military Hospital, Long Island Sound
*  Western Sanitary Commission, St. Louis
*  Lawson Hospital then City of Alton Steamboat Transporting Wounded

 

Stevenson, Hannah Elizabeth (1807 – 1887)
 Yarrow Path, Lot #445

*  First woman to volunteer
*  1861 – 1863: Nurse at Union Hospital, Washington, D.C., Poolesville MD
*  1865: Established schools in Richmond, VA for Freedman’s Bureau
*  Supervisor of Nurses Benton Barracks Hospital, St. Louis

 

Tate, Mary (1829 – 1863)
Spruce Avenue, Lot #3280

*  Nursed at Douglas Hospital, Washington, DC

 

Von Olnhausen, Mary Phinney (1818 – 1902)
Spruce Avenue, Lot # 1817

*  Volunteered in 1862 as a nurse under Dorothea Dix
*  Mansion House Alexandrea, VA – 1862
*  Chief Nurse Army Hospital, Morehead City, NC – 1863
*  Renowned for her wound care and high survival rate  

 

To find the locations of these individuals, please use our grave location map.

Research by Volunteer Bill McEvoy.

 

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