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Cumming, Kate. A Journal of Hospital Life…

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Cumming, Kate.  A JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL LIFE IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY OF TENNESSEE FROM THE BATTLE OF SHILOH TO THE END OF THE WAR: WITH SKETCHES OF LIFE AND CHARACTER, AND BRIEF NOTICES OF CURRENT EVENTS DURING THAT PERIOD.  Louisville: (1866).  1st ed., 200p.  [Howes C-949, ITC #31, Eicher #351]

Kate Cumming’s daily journal of her life as a nurse for the Army of Tennessee is as valuable as it is rare.  Her detailed entries, documenting her experience on a case-by-case basis, are colored by her devotion to the men she served. Cumming ignored those who opposed hospital work as unladylike and became one of the best-known nurses in the Western Confederacy.  This work reflects her opinionated and assertive qualities.

“By far the fullest and most informative of narratives of the Confederate women who served as nurses.” —  In Tall Cotton. 

SCARCE!  Orig. cloth; A very good copy of an uncommon title; some wear and light soiling, missing one rear blank; spine lettering unusually clean and readable.