Letters of a Civil War Nurse
Edited by: Henrietta Stratton Jaquette
Cornelia Hancock 1863-1865
Letters of a Civil War Nurse offers readers a historically accurate picture of the conditions faced by nurses in the hospitals, in contraband camps, and on the battlefield. Called the “Florence Nightingale of America,” Hancock, a young Quaker nurse, worked tirelessly to relieve the suffering of wounded and diseased soldiers and black refugees. Her letters are clear and colorful, witty, unsentimental, and full of indignation, which combine to provide a valuable account of the Civil War.
Softcover, 172 pages