Grave of Sophronia Bucklin in Lake View Cemetery

Ithaca Women of Note

Grave of Sophronia Bucklin in Lake View Cemetery

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

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


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