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By Louisa May Alcott,Kate Cumming

Two Nurses - reports - One Civil conflict

Blue, grey and purple offers the tough truth of the Civil warfare. 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 provides the discomfort and braveness of either side, as written through people—two nurses—who lived via it.

Not many folks notice that Louisa may possibly Alcott, the writer of Little girls, used to be additionally a Civil warfare nurse. whereas serving on the Union medical institution in Washington DC, she wrote a chain of letters to her relations describing her reviews. those have been released in Commonwealth journal and at last turned the foundation for clinic Sketches—the ebook that's provided right here.

In 1862 Kate Cumming volunteered to be a nurse for the Confederacy and observed accountability till the tip of the struggle in 1865. in the course of that interval she stored a magazine, which was once later became a publication known as A magazine of health facility existence within the accomplice military of Tennessee. This was once later re-edited and released as Gleanings from Southland, that's the model used the following. Her account is made all of the extra tragic via the truth that she used to be not just reporting at the horrors of the battlefield, yet at the horrors of a rustic that used to be actually being dismantled round her.

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

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