Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Civil War Oddities #58

While serving as a nurse in a Georgetown hospital, Louisa May Alcott attracted no attention at all. She went quietly about her work, seldom talked with anyone at length, and was barely noticed by those with whom she associated. Yet letters written to her family, collected and published as Hospital Sketches proved that she had more than an ordinary ability with the pen. At war’s end she gained fame with her Little Women, followed by Little Men and other novels.

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