A Southern Woman's Story: Life in Confederate Richmond


A Southern Woman's Story: Life in Confederate Richmond ❁ A Southern Woman's Story: Life in Confederate Richmond kindle Epub ❅ Author Phoebe Yates Pember – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Phoebe Yates Pember's A Southern Woman's Story is the inaugural volume in the University of South Carolina Press's new paperback series American Civil War Classics First published in 1879 A Southern W Phoebe Yates Pember's A Southern Woman's Story: PDF/EPUB ´ Woman's Story is the inaugural volume in the University of South Carolina Press's new paperback series American Civil War Classics First published in A Southern Woman's Story chronicles Phoebe Pember's experiences as matron of the Confederate Chimborazo Hospital from November until the fall of Richmond in April Long an important source in Confederate history A Southern Woman's Story is A Southern Kindle - also a valuable book for students and scholars of women's history and the social history of the Civil War.

  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • A Southern Woman's Story: Life in Confederate Richmond
  • Phoebe Yates Pember
  • English
  • 15 July 2016
  • 9781570034510

About the Author: Phoebe Yates Pember

Born on August Woman's Story: PDF/EPUB ´ Phoebe Yates Levy grew up as the fourth of six daughters of a prosperous and cultured Jewish family in Charleston South CarolinaImmediately after the outbreak of the Civil War Phoebe's husband Thomas Pember died of tuberculosis Moving form South Carolina to the Confederate capitol of Richmond Virginia Phoebe received an offer to serve as matron of the Chimborazo Mi.



10 thoughts on “A Southern Woman's Story: Life in Confederate Richmond

  1. Shelly♥ Shelly♥ says:

    Phoebe Yates Pember was a South Carolina native who came to Richmond VA in 1862 to become a matron of one of the Civil War hospitals This book is a brief memoir of her experiences in it She share antidotes of the men the strife of running the hospital and other stories of the Confederacy including the fall of the Southern CapitolWhile the memoir is short and moves around a lot it does give the reader snippets of what life was like at this time and what it would be reduced to by the war's end Recommend to Civil War fans This is a must read for every student of the Civil War

  2. Kelly Kelly says:

    I found this book to be highly entertaining and enlightening Anyone who works in a hospital will be able to relate to her experiences and marvel at how some things never change the annoying family members who refuse to leave the patient complaints about the food the tiresome bureaucracy etc The author's personality and articulate prose make for a poignant and often times humorous account of the trials and tribulations of healthcare during the civil war

  3. Brock Brock says:

    The story of Phoebe Yates Pember when she worked at the giant Confederate hospital on Chimborazo hill in Richmond Virginia during the American Civil WarA bit tiresome at times because she is not a professional writer this is day by day memoir But as a look back in time it is fascinating Also she let's her personal preferences show completely in her work without an attempt at impartiality For example she has a particular affection for the Maryland soldiers as she sees them as poor orphans without a home to go home to Maryland had been under Union occupation since the beginning of the American Civil War Pure sincere sentimentality not a put on Fascinating all around

  4. Michelle Michelle says:

    diary of life as a Confederate hospital matron during the Civial War Rec in Honey

  5. Isidore Isidore says:

    Phoebe Pember's witty and acerbic account of her wartime hospital work is widely regarded as one of the classic Confederate memoirs Reading it in alongside other books by Confederate ladies I am struck by how little she reveals about herself Kate Cumming Phoebe's counterpart in the Western Theatre is much forthright and unguarded; Phoebe has no intention of opening up her private life to her readers and never removes her mask of aristocratic detachment and hauteur Wiley's edition of her book adds a few letters with hint of emotional turmoil but if anything these are even sharper and pungent than the main text She must have been an entertaining but difficult person to be around

  6. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    I love this woman’s pluck The style is so approachable it’s hard to believe that it was written during the Civil War era I learned a lot that I hadn’t known about before

  7. Sue Sue says:

    A Southern Woman's Story Life in Confederate Richmond by Phoebe Yates Pember was an excellent narrative of her role as a Matron in the largest hospital ever built in the Western Hemisphere the Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond VA Caring for the wounded of the Civil War as a woman in an all male environment the author writes of the trials she faced trying to get food treatment other supplies for the soldiers She also writes of the humorous events for example when the families of the soldiers literally moved into the hospital with them taking the food and even the beds meant for the wounded One day she was called to a particularly stubborn wife who had stayed on after her husband had gone back to his unit the wife had given birth in the bed her husband had vacatedThe book is powerful as it brings a different look at the study of the Civil War era

  8. Jenny Jenny says:

    The book is about and was written by Phoebe Yates Pember who was Matron of Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond VA during the Civil War Mrs Pember came to Richmond from South Carolina in 1862 and was Matron of the hospital from November 1862 to the fall of Richmond in April of 1865I found the book at times difficult to follow as it jumps around a lot but Mrs Pember was not a professional writer so that would explain itMrs Pember's accounts of the soldiers injuries are sometimes uite graphic Her accounts of the everyday goings on in the hospital such as men's complaints about the food and families that want to just move in to be with their loved one are sometimes funny many times sad I uite enjoyed her account of the fall of Richmond

  9. Robin Robin says:

    This little book conveys the Civil War experience from the viewpoint of an ordinary citizen turned hospital matron The expansive Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond treated around 76000 soldiers during the war Mrs Pember was responsible for 15000 of them She recorded in her memoirs stories of bureaucracy shortage grief stoicism and her thoughts about the night Richmond burned This was a great and uick read I am glad Mrs Pember took thr time to write down what she endured and saw between 1862 1865

  10. Susan Stans Susan Stans says:

    A wonderful account of a southern woman's experience nursing in a Richmond confederate hospital during the Civil War Brings to life the very horrid conditions of care and shortages Short and very interesting She gives life to her feelings at the time and how chaotic everything was

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