civil war nursing

Born in England, Katharine Prescott Wormeley was an American nurse in the Civil War, author, editor, and and one of America’s best-known translators of French language literary works. Her letters from the period of the Peninsular Campaign of 1862 provide a warm, witty, and at times heartbreaking view of the hardworking women to whom so much was owed by the soldiers and the nation.

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