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A Confederate Nurse: The Diary of ADA W. Bacot, 1860-1863

by Berlin, Jean V.
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Issue: Winter 2001
ISBN: 1570033862

Ada W. Bacot left her Upcountry plantation in December 1861, determined to succor the South Carolina soldiers ailing in hospitals located in Charlottesville, Virginia. This diary, which she maintained until January 1863, records her strong evangelical faith, identity as a Southerner and Carolinian, and desire for greater social and economic independence.

review of A Confederate Nurse: The Diary of ADA W. Bacot, 1860-1863, by Berlin, Jean V., Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2001).