A few weeks ago, I picked up a copy of this book by Sarah Maxwell & Dolores Smith, all about nurses of the Civil War. If you enjoy reading about early American history, this is something you won't want to miss. It is full of wonderful stories about how nine women became nurses during the course of the Civil War, often mistreated and unwanted by the doctors despite the overwhelming need for care by the wounded. Several went on to make lasting contributions still in effect today.
Treat yourself, or someone special, this Christmas to a wonderful read.....not to mention some pretty inspiring quilts!
Off to wrap presents!