By Louisa May Alcott,Kate Cumming
Blue, grey and crimson provides the tough truth of the Civil battle. There are not any stirring bugle calls, in basic terms the calls of the wounded. There aren't any battlefield heroics, yet there's additionally no loss of heroism. It offers the pain and braveness of each side, as written via people—two nurses—who lived via it.
Not many folks notice that Louisa could Alcott, the writer of Little girls, used to be additionally a Civil battle nurse. whereas serving on the Union health facility in Washington DC, she wrote a sequence of letters to her relatives describing her reports. those have been released in Commonwealth journal and at last turned the foundation for clinic Sketches—the e-book that's awarded right here.
In 1862 Kate Cumming volunteered to be a nurse for the Confederacy and observed responsibility until eventually the top of the battle in 1865. in the course of that interval she saved a magazine, which used to be later changed into a publication referred to as A magazine of health facility lifestyles within the accomplice military of Tennessee. This used to be 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 through the truth that she was once 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 figuring out of the Civil battle will be entire with out appreciating this part of the conflict to boot.
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Blue, Gray and Red: Two Nurse’s Views of the Civil War by Louisa May Alcott,Kate Cumming