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Hannah Ropes: The Other Woman behind “Little Women”

Louisa May Alcott’s brief stint as a nurse is well known, but did you know that another Civil War nurse played a crucial role in bringing the March girls to the nation’s bookshelves?   The evening of December 13, 1862 volunteer nurse Louisa May Alcott reported for duty at Georgetown’s Union Hotel Hospital where she was received by the facility’s matron, Hannah […]