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

By: Hancock, Cornelia

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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."

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

Author Name: Hancock, Cornelia

Categories: General,

Publisher: Bison Books:

ISBN Number: 0803273126

ISBN Number 13: 9780803273122


Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0803273126Z2

Description: 0803273126 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE