Of all the correspondence, the most valuable letters are those from one ""Captain Henderson."" These request copies of Northern newspapers, as well as Belle's reports on enemy activities in Memphis, details about local skirmishes and conditions in the camps, and her reports of activities on nearby battle fronts. These are letters of a very literate writer with a flair for recording immediate detail.
Though Belle Edmondson was praised for her valuable services as a Florence Nightingale of the war and was told that her good deeds would last ""while our country stands,"" with the end of the war she was forgotten. She dies in 1873, shortly after announcing her engagement to a Colonel H., who perhaps was a Yankee.
A Lost Heroine of the Confederacy brings Belle Edmondson back to life and points to the deeds of a Southern woman who chose an active role in the cause she served.
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Number of pages: 239
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 229 x 133 x 16 mm
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