Created By: Ithaca Heritage
Sophronia E. Bucklin (1828-1902) served as a nurse for the Union Army during the Civil War. She cared for the wounded after the battle of Gettysburg, demonstrating her dedication, compassion, and selflessness in a time of need. Many patients she treated remained in correspondence with her after the war ended. Her accounts during those months as a Civil War nurse were published in her memoir, In Hospital and Camp: A Woman's Record of Thrilling Incidents Among the Wounded in the Civil War. Her stories are regarded as a vivid account of life during the Civil War.
Bucklin came to settle in Ithaca for a brief period after her service. However, little is known of her whereabouts or activities during that time. She was buried in Ithaca's Lake View Cemetery in 1902.
Source: History Center in Tompkins County
This point of interest is part of the tour: Ithaca Women of Note