In a male dominated era, women refused to be left behind. Unfortunately, there are very few records of women serving in the Civil War as nurses but that does not diminish their value.
However, some women who volunteered as nurses became famous such as Louisa May Alcott (author of Little Women), Clara Barton, Susie King Taylor, Jane Stuart Woolsey, Dorethea Dix, and Katherine Prescott Wormeley.
From the beginning of the Civil War, thousands of women volunteered at military hospitals. But after the famous Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861, Clara and Dorethea organized the nursing field to help care for the incoming wounded.
In my book, Journey to Freedom, the nursing aspect is addressed when Daniel, Greggory, and Robert volunteer to serve in the Union. We follow Daniel as he is stationed with a company that has a hospital service and, therein, gets to know, "Mother" as the soldiers affectionately called her even as she took away any useful items they may have received from their families.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Hello and welcome to my blog. I hope you will stay a while and browse through the latest posts. It is a pleasure to be interacting with you and I love to hear feedback from readers/visitors.
To read previous Snippets from my Work In Progress, Chosen:
May 25, 2014 Chosen Snippet Marcy confides in Tom.
June 01, 2014 Chosen Snippet Lisa and Jim. Lisa is a character you will love to hate.
June 15, 2014 Chosen Snippet Beth learns the reason why she and her husband, Alan, can't have children.
June 22, 2014 Chosen Snippet A Glimpse into Marcy's life at home.
Here we have another glimpse at fifteen year old Marcy's life..
Marcy pulled back the sheet that covered her bedroom window and looked at the snow-covered yard. She couldn’t hide the baby for much longer. Dianne commented about her weight gain, reminding her that they didn’t have the money for new clothes. Marcy took a deep breath, and settled her hand upon her bulging stomach. The baby kicked. Marcy smiled and wished Michael wanted her and the baby. How am I going to keep this baby?
An adoption story that will move you to your core. Based loosely on true events. Chosen is a story all about choices:
- giving birth vs. abortion
- to keep the child or put the child up for adoption
It is also about the adoptive parents:
- Reasons why the couple can't have their own and choosing to stay together.
- Choosing the various routes to pursue adoption
It is a choice.
Author K. Meador is a mom to two grown sons who are currently pursuing their adult lives outside the home. For the past several years, she has traveled with her job and has now settled down in Oklahoma City area.
She enjoys photography, walking, and visiting with family and friends.
Please leave a comment on this blog and share if you are so inclined. Author K. Meador has six books published which are available in paperback, eBook, and four are on audio. www.authorkmeador.com