National Park Service

The Civil War: 150 Years. National Park Service Sesquicentennial Commemoration.

Then: June 10, 1861

Dorothea Dix Takes Charge

Dorothea Dix

Dorothea Dix is appointed Superintendent of Army Nurses, a new civilian organization that provided medical care to both Union and Confederate wounded.

Now: July 27, 2008

Continuing to Care

Maj. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Chief of the Army Nurse Corps

Major General Patricia Horoho becomes Chief of the Army Nurse Corps, the 23rd person to oversee the agency since it became an official part of the Army in 1901.

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