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 Posted: Fri Jun 19th, 2009 07:25 pm
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Old North State

Joined: Fri Feb 20th, 2009
Location: Tennessee USA
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Kate Cumming, whom I referred to earlier, speaks of nurses almost always as being male, when they are working on the wards.  Her hospital experience was with the Army of Tennessee in which Cleburne served.  I'm guessing that her descriptions would give you some idea of your ancestor's service.  It sounds as if there was quite a bit of variation in how things worked.  She does mention an officer being nursed by "one of his men" and that might imply an enlisted man in his regiment.

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