What could I do but go with them [Civil War soldiers], or work for them and my
country? The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins." Clara Barton
Wounded soldiers being tended to in the field after the Battle of Chancellorsville near Fredericksburg, Va., May 2, 1863.
The Civil War is now in full engagement. You are a nurse and you can't think of a better way to support your army. Often times you risk your own life while tending to the soldiers. You will write a letter to a family member or friend and share your experiences.
Some questions to ask yourself as you write the letter are as follows. Are there any dangerous situations when you tend to soldiers on the battlefield? Is it easy to get to the battlefield? How long does it take to get there? Do you regret any of your experiences?
|You will need to use lots of adjectives. By reading your letter, family and friends should be able to understand the enormous hardships you encounter as a war nurse.|
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