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Turn Backward, O Time: The Civil War Diary of Amanda Shelton

by Hanson, Kathleen S.
Publisher: Edinborough Press
Retail Price: $14.95
Issue: Fall 2006
ISBN: 1889020184

The diary has become a staple for hungry students of the Civil War. Scholars employ them as a basis for research, and readers relish the opportunity to learn of the intimate details of an individual unlucky enough to find themselves caught up in battle. Amanda Shelton's diary recounts her experiences during the war from a unique perspective. As a member of a nursing unit labeled the Special Diet Kitchens, she helped to establish the practice of individualized patient carea concept in nursing that persists even today.

review of Turn Backward, O Time: The Civil War Diary of Amanda Shelton, by Hanson, Kathleen S., Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2006).