Letters of a Civil War Nurse Cornelia Hancock, 1863-1865

ISBN-10: 0803273126
ISBN-13: 9780803273122
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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.   More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 6/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 179
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

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.”

Jean V. Berlin is coeditor of "Sherman's Civil War: Selected Correspondence of William T. Sherman, 1860-1865." A graduate of Haverford College and the University of Virginia, she has taught history at the University of Virginia and Wofford College. Berlin lives in Chandler, Arizona.

Foreword
IA Young Quakeress Goes to War
After The Battle of Gettysburg
Contraband
Brandy Station Virginia
The Battle of the Wilderness
On March with the Army To White House Landing
Under Shell Fire
City Point Hospital
Richmond Taken

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