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Who was the Army Nurse who won fame by writing books for girls?

Louisa May Alcott

Her name was Louisa May Alcott. She was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, on November 29, 1832, the daughter of Amos Bronson Alcott, a struggling educationalist who could obviously have profited by a little education himself in a few financial matters. Louisa became an army nurse during the American Civil War and in 1863 her book Hospital Sketches, a record of …

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