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Cornelia Hancock: A Civilian Volunteer Nurse in the Civil War

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  • March 4 at 2:30 PM

Largely forgotten today, Cornelia Hancock was one of the best known and beloved nurses of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. Researcher and historian Carolyn Ivanoff will present on the incredible life and times of Civil War nurse Cornelia Hancock on Saturday, March 4 at 2:30 PM. Throughout the war, from the Battle of Gettysburg to Appomattox, Hancock maintained a long association with the 14th Connecticut Volunteers through her work in 2nd and 3rd Corps hospitals to which she was assigned. She was well known by sight in the Union’s Army of the Potomac. Carolyn Ivanoff is an assistant principal at Shelton Intermediate School in Shelton, Connecticut. She has over twenty years of experience in a variety of educational settings in public schools: teacher, administrator, departmental chair, teacher leader, adult educator and software trainer. 

Social media hashtag: #CivilWarMed 

Cost: Included with Admission/Free for NMCWM members