A Confederate Nurse by Ada W. Bacot
The Diary of Ada W. Bacot, 1860-1863 (Women's Diaries and Letters of the South)

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A young widow's account of caring for wounded Confederates.
 

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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.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Univ of South Carolina Pr. 220 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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With other volunteers she headed for Charlottesville, Va., and a converted hotel run by what Berlin describes as the ``chaotic Confederate medical system.'' While most of the medical duties were handled by men--the wards being considered ``scarcely a place for a lady''--Bacot and the other volunt...

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These additions, and Berlin's meticulous editing in which she maintains Ada's quaint spellings and wording, make this a thoroughly scholarly and fascinating picture of the life and wartime experiences of one Confederate nurse -- experiences that, she said later, gave her the confidence and indep...

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