Wedded to War takes place in New York, and Washington City, and in Virginia, from 1861 to 1862, and is focused on the Civil War, and the women who became nurses at that time. This book is extremely interesting, and well written, with plenty of facts and a good story woven about each character.
Some of the characters are: Charlotte Waverly, the main person in this book,
Alice, her sister, Phineas Hastings, the beau of Charlotte, Caleb Lansing, a family friend and a doctor in the Civil War, Caroline Waverly, Charlotte and Alice’s mother, Ruby O’Flannery and her husband Matthew, Irish immigrants to New York, Frederick Olmstead, head of the Sanitary Commission in Washington City, and Edward Goodrich, an Army Chaplain.
Every character’s story was absorbing, and I found it to be a real pleasure
This historical fiction book is inspired by one Civil War nurse, Georgeanna Woolsey, and a lot of research has been put into making this story as good as it is. Jocelyn Green is a talented author, and obviously a tenacious and insightful researcher. I highly recommend this book, “Wedded to War” to anyone interested in the Civil War, and the nurses of that time. It gives a well-thought-out perspective to this time in American history.