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By author: Sarah A. Palmer
Number of Pages:  256
Dimensions:  6 X 9 Inches (US)
Original publication year:  1867
ISBN:  978-1-4290-1610-0
Series:  Civil War
Availability: In stock.

• Moving account of war by a nurse who cared for thousands of soldiers • The story is "a historical treasure" said the Des Moines Register in 2009 • Illustrated with 9 black-and-white engravings • 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War is 2011
In this "unpretending story" published in 1867, Sarah Palmer, known to the Union soldiers she nursed during the Civil War as "Aunt Becky," tells simply and directly one woman's tale of war. Palmer, believed to have been the first woman to serve as a Union Army nurse, cared for countless sick, wounded, and dying soldiers during her three years of army service. Said one soldier, "I never knew a woman so much thought of as she was by the boys - she never showed any partiality - we all got the same attention - officers no more than privates."
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