What was it like to be a nurse during the civil war?

Pretty bloody. Many wounds were in arms and legs. To save a man's life they were amputated. There are reports of piles of arms and legs outside the medical tent or area. There was no pain killers and many men died in agony with infections or bleeding to death. A nurse would have to help hold the man down while the arm or leg was sawed off.
Pretty bloody. Many wounds were in arms and legs. To save a man's life they were amputated. There are reports of piles of arms and legs outside the medical tent or area. There was no pain killers and many men died in agony with infections or bleeding to death. A nurse would have to help hold the man down while the arm or leg was sawed off.