Site Map

Although this site is divided into three sections, readers are urged to navigate these pages in whatever order or sequence they find most useful. To ensure that there exists a myriad of different paths through the site, we have included many internal links that connect the three sections at different moments.

For readers who desire one, we have provided a site map that includes a comprehensive listing of the pages that comprise each section.

Poet, Nurse, Soldier

  • "I am the poet of slaves" manuscript
  • Close-up without Transcription
  • "I am the poet of strength and hope"
  • Close-up without Transcription
  • "I dilate you with tremendous breath"
  • Close-up without Transcription
  • "Strength" ms.
  • Close-up without Transcription
  • "1861" from Drum-Taps (1865-6)
  • Section Study Questions

  • Gender During War

  • Manly Men: Melville's "On the Photograph of a Corps Commander"
  • Image of Maj. Gen. W. S.
  • Manly Men and Our Army Nurses
  • Civil War Nursing: A Virtual Archive
  • Women's War Work: Alcott's
    Hospital Sketches
  • Alcott's Hospital Sketches,
    Part 2
  • Alcott's Hospital Sketches,
    Part 3
  • Nurses and Officers of the
    U.S. Sanitation Commission
  • U.S. Sanitation Commission
  • Gender Crossings: Whitman's
    "The Wound-Dresser"
  • Contradictions of Gender
  • Gender Crossings: Alcott's
    Hospital Sketches, Chapter 4
  • Section Study Questions

  • Men During War