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ca. 1861-1865, Nashville, Tennessee, Confederate States of America --- Two wounded Federal soldiers are cared for by Anne Bell, a nurse during the American Civil War. --- Image by © CORBIS

Books Unbound – ‘Hospital Sketches’ by Louisa May Alcott, Part Two

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The dauntless nurse of Hospital Sketches gains a deeper understanding of the effects of war from the wounded men she cares for in the second part of Louisa May Alcott’s fictionalized memoir.

Beloved as the author of Little Women, Alcott drew on her own brief service as a Union nurse during the Civil War in creating an authentic voice that l