Louisa May Alcott's Civil War
Louisa May Alcott
As a writer, Louisa May Alcott first gained a national reputation during the Civil War. During the war she worked with home front relief organizations, served as an Army nurse, and wrote stories for popular journals such as Commonwealth and Atlantic Monthly. This is the first complete collection of her stories based on the war and includes Hospital Sketches, a novel based on her experience as a nurse. The book compares it with excerpts from her actual wartime journals. The book features an introduction by Jan Turnquist, Director of the Orchard House.