By Louisa May Alcott,Kate Cumming
Blue, grey and pink offers the tough fact of the Civil conflict. There aren't 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 pain and braveness of either side, as written through people—two nurses—who lived via it.
Not many folks notice that Louisa may well Alcott, the writer of Little ladies, was once additionally a Civil warfare nurse. whereas serving on the Union sanatorium in Washington DC, she wrote a chain of letters to her family members describing her studies. those have been released in Commonwealth journal and finally turned the foundation for sanatorium Sketches—the publication that's provided the following.
In 1862 Kate Cumming volunteered to be a nurse for the Confederacy and observed responsibility till the tip of the struggle in 1865. in the course of that interval she saved a magazine, which used to be later became a e-book known as A magazine of clinic existence within the accomplice military of Tennessee. This used to be later re-edited and released as Gleanings from Southland, that's the model used right here. Her account is made all of the extra tragic via the truth that she was once 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 realizing of the Civil conflict should be entire with no appreciating this part of the struggle besides.
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