I’ve come to a decision. If I had lived during the Civil War era, and if I’d been around the age of thirty and a spinster, I would’ve volunteered as a hospital matron in a base hospital. I’d rather not be a nurse. Just my opinion… Why? Well, I’ve been reading the reminiscence of a hospital matron, and I have a new appreciation for that role.
Meet Phoebe Yates Pember – the hospital matron whose writing prompted my rambling thoughts. Today we’ll explore the job description, conflicts, and humor in a Confederate hospital through the explanations of Mrs. Pember. Continue reading