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

September 30.—Orders have come to send off all the men who can be moved, as we are expecting a large number from General Breckinridge’s command.

We had a visit this evening from a Kentuckian; his hopes are high about soon getting to his home, as the good news is confirmed about the success of Bragg’s army in Kentucky.

This evening a great many patients came in. They are the returned prisoners of Fort Donelson.

We are very nicely fixed now. A Kentucky friend made us a present of a carpet, with the proviso that we would keep it for our own comfort; also some nice articles of bedding. Mrs. Bryant, the owner of the house we are in, is living in it; the family is a very pleasant one. They have had their sorrows, in the loss of a little child, since we have been here. We buy our milk from Mrs. B. Their being here makes it pleasanter for us than it otherwise would be.


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

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