Kate Cumming: A Journal of Hospital Life in the Confederate Army of Tennessee.

April 24.—Mr. Isaac Fuquet, the young man who had his arm cut off, died to-day. He lived only a few hours after the amputation. The operation was performed by Surgeon Chaupin of New Orleans, whose professional abilities are very highly commended. Dr. Hereford was well acquainted with Mr. F., and intends to inform his mother [...]

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April 9.—I have been to the cars. Saw Mr. John Maguire, a member of Ketchum's Battery. He is wounded. The company has had one man killed— John Ashby—who fell fighting at his post, and some seven or eight wounded. The Twenty-first Alabama Regiment suffered pretty badly. I have letters for two of its members. One [...]

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December 20.—We have heard rumor after rumor about the battle in Tennessee, which was fought last month at Franklin. It is now confirmed that we have gained a victory, and that our army is closely investing Nashville. As usual with our victories, a darkened shadow hangs over them, that vails their brightness. It is the [...]

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Sunday, September 11.[1]—The alarm-bell rang early this morning—a sure sign that the enemy had come this time." All the home guards turned out, with them the "burly British Guard," and their "venerable" Captain Wheeler. In the guard are a few more "venerables," one being a paternal relative of mine. The women folks went to church, [...]

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May 29. [Okolona, Mississippi]—In company with a lady, I visited the General Hospital. Dr. Caldwell has improved much since my last visit here, as he granted us permission to go through it, and has condescended to have one lady—Mrs. Woodall—in his hospital. I was introduced to her, and tendered my services, but she did not [...]

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