By Louisa May Alcott,Kate Cumming

Two Nurses - studies - One Civil warfare

Blue, grey and pink offers the demanding fact of the Civil battle. There are not any stirring bugle calls, simply the calls of the wounded. There aren't any battlefield heroics, yet there's additionally no loss of heroism. It offers the affliction and braveness of each side, as written by means of people—two nurses—who lived via it.

Not many folks observe that Louisa might Alcott, the writer of Little girls, was once additionally a Civil battle nurse. whereas serving on the Union sanatorium in Washington DC, she wrote a chain of letters to her kin describing her reports. those have been released in Commonwealth journal and finally turned the foundation for sanatorium Sketches—the ebook that's offered right here.

In 1862 Kate Cumming volunteered to be a nurse for the Confederacy and observed accountability till the top of the conflict in 1865. in the course of that interval she stored a magazine, which was once later changed into a booklet referred to as A magazine of health facility lifestyles within the accomplice military of Tennessee. This was once later re-edited and released as Gleanings from Southland, that is the model used right here. Her account is made the entire extra tragic through the truth that she used to be not just reporting at the horrors of the battlefield, yet at the horrors of a rustic that was once actually being dismantled round her.

No figuring out of the Civil warfare should be whole with no appreciating this aspect of the struggle besides.

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