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Kate

The Journal of A Confederate Nurse

edited by Kate Cumming

352 pages / 6.00 x 9.00 inches / 1 halftone

Civil War

  Paperback / 9780807122679 / April 1998

Scottish-born, Alabama-bred Kate Cumming was one of the first women to offer her services for the care of the South’s wounded soldiers. Her detailed journal, first published in 1866, provides a riveting look behind the lines of Civil War action in depicting civilian attitudes, army medical practices, and the administrative workings of the Confederate hospital system. 

Richard Barksdale Harwell is the author or editor of over twenty books, including The Confederate Reader and The Union Reader.

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