|Wounded Soldiers outside hospital|
Hospital Sketches is really hard to read because the young men that Alcott took care of were full of holes, missing limbs, had parts of their heads and faces blown off, and emotionally traumatized. Mercifully some of them died. Yes, it was that bad. 600,000 men were killed in the war and that is not counting the injured. Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott
I think it's sad and pitiful that the United States chose to destroy one another rather than abolish the establishment of holding people as property from the beginning.