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My Story Of The War: The Civil War Memoirs Of The Famous Nurse, Relief Organizer, And Suffragette

My Story Of The War: The Civil War Memoirs Of The Famous Nurse, Relief Organizer, And Suffragette (Paperback)

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When secessionist chaos turned to bloodshed in 1861, Mary A. Livermore (1820-1905), editor, lecturer, and abolitionist, left her family and volunteered for the U.S. Sanitary Commission, becoming one of a handful of women to achieve national prominence and a position of leadership within the Commission. Her efforts,from nursing wounded soldiers at the front to organizing the Sanitary Fairs that raised more than a million dollars for relief work,earned the respect of Grant, Sherman, and Lincoln. My Story of the War presents Livermore's remarkable war experiences, including personal reminiscences of Grant, Lincoln, "Mother" Bickerdyke, and Dorothea Dix and chronicles the vast and varied wartime activities of women,their work as nurses, their agricultural labours, and even their military contributions. In a vivid, anecdotal style Livermore reveals the everyday operations of military hospitals while preserving the individual stories of healers, soldiers, patients, and refugees. Superbly designed, generous in its use of soldiers' letters, and supplemented by illustrations and histories of nearly fifty Union and Confederate regimental flags, My Story of the War appeals to a broad range of Civil War enthusiasts, but stands most firmly as an invaluable testament to women's power to carve out an impressive sphere of influence behind the lines and at the front.

BiographyBiography: generalHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryAmerican Civil WarHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US Publication Date: 01/08/1995 ISBN-13: 9780306806582  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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