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By Bob Kann

Cordelia Harvey: Civil conflict Angel tells the tale of an iconic determine from Wisconsin’s Civil struggle background. because the spouse of a promising younger governor, Cordelia Harvey appeared destined for excellent issues. Then tragedy struck: her husband, Louis Harvey, drowned, and Cordelia came upon herself widowed and on my own. Like Louis had, Cordelia cared deeply in regards to the Wisconsin squaddies battling within the Civil warfare, and he or she jumped at a task supply from the recent governor: operating because the sanitary agent for Wisconsin. during this place, Cordelia may perhaps struggle for the healthiness of the state’s males and boys wounded in battle.


Young readers will stick to Cordelia on her travels up and down the Mississippi to go to Wisconsin squaddies in army hospitals. In her efforts to ensure infantrymen have been good cared for, Cordelia wrote to the governor approximately their want for healthy nutrients, fresh provides, and clean air. ultimately, she might commute to Washington to plead with President Lincoln for a Soldier’s domestic sanatorium in Wisconsin. whilst Cordelia lower back domestic after the battle, she persisted her humanitarian paintings through beginning an orphanage for the youngsters of fallen Civil struggle soldiers.


Cordelia Harvey: Civil struggle Angel contains sidebars on treatment, early nursing, and army prisons. A timeline, thesaurus of phrases, and recommendations for actions and dialogue around out this lively narrative.

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