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Letters of a Civil War nurse : Cornelia Hancock, 1863-1865 /
edited by Henrietta Stratton Jaquette ; introduction to the Bison Books edition by Jean V. Berlin.
imprint
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1998.
description
xx, 173 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0803273126 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1998.
isbn
0803273126 (alk. paper)
general note
"Bison Books"--P. i.
"Reprinted from the 1971 edition, titled South after Gettysburg: letters of Cornelia Hancock from the Army of the Potomac, 1863-1865, by Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, N.Y."--T.p. verso.
catalogue key
3111791
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"A realistic account of the war at its peak of brutality."-Journal of Southern History.
"A realistic account of the war at its peak of brutality."Journal of Southern History
"A realistic account of the war at its peak of brutality."Journal of Southern History.
"A realistic account of the war at its peak of brutality."- Journal of Southern History
"[Hancock's] war letters offer a historically valuable picture of Civil War campaigns and conditions, and, at the same time, a clear and colorful portrait of a remarkable personality. It is her candor, definiteness and high spirit which combine to give her letters their peculiar interest and value."-New York Times.
"[Hancock's] war letters offer a historically valuable picture of Civil War campaigns and conditions, and, at the same time, a clear and colorful portrait of a remarkable personality. It is her candor, definiteness and high spirit which combine to give her letters their peculiar interest and value."New York Times
"[Hancock's] war letters offer a historically valuable picture of Civil War campaigns and conditions, and, at the same time, a clear and colorful portrait of a remarkable personality. It is her candor, definiteness and high spirit which combine to give her letters their peculiar interest and value."New York Times.
"[Hancock's war letters offer a historically valuable picture of Civil War campaigns and conditions, and, at the same time, a clear and colorful portrait of a remarkable personality. It is her candor, definiteness and high spirit which combine to give her letters their peculiar interest and value."- New York Times
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Summaries
Main Description
She was called "The Florence Nightingale of America." From the fighting at Gettysburg to the capture of Richmond, this young Quaker nurse worked tirelessly to relieve the suffering of soldiers. She was one of the great heroines of the Union. Cornelia Hancock served in field and evacuating hospitals, in a contraband camp, and (defying authority) on the battlefield. Her letters to family members are witty, unsentimental, and full of indignation about the neglect of wounded soldiers and black refugees. Hancock was fiercely devoted to the welfare of the privates who had "nothing before them but hard marching, poor fare, and terrible fighting."
Main Description
She was called "The Florence Nightingale of America." From the fighting at Gettysburg to the capture of Richmond, this young Quaker nurse worked tirelessly to relieve the suffering of soldiers. She was one of the great heroines of the Union.Cornelia Hancock served in field and evacuating hospitals, in a contraband camp, and (defying authority) on the battlefield. Her letters to family members are witty, unsentimental, and full of indignation about the neglect of wounded soldiers and black refugees. Hancock was fiercely devoted to the welfare of the privates who had "nothing before them but hard marching, poor fare, and terrible fighting."
Table of Contents
Forewordp. xvii
IA Young Quakeress Goes to Warp. 1
After The Battle of Gettysburgp. 7
Contrabandp. 28
Brandy Station Virginiap. 48
The Battle of the Wildernessp. 83
On March with the Army To White House Landingp. 91
Under Shell Firep. 108
City Point Hospitalp. 114
Richmond Takenp. 168
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