Civil War-Relief Workers in front of United States Christian Commission Storehouse in Washington, D.C., April 1865Library of Congress
African American women and men joined the war effort working at hospitals, on the battlefield, and with relief organizations such as the United States Christian Commission. Their service was critical to the care and comfort of wounded soldiers.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/bindingwounds/exhibition.html

Civil War-Relief Workers in front of United States Christian Commission Storehouse in Washington, D.C., April 1865
Library of Congress

African American women and men joined the war effort working at hospitals, on the battlefield, and with relief organizations such as the United States Christian Commission. Their service was critical to the care and comfort of wounded soldiers.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/bindingwounds/exhibition.html