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How Did Louisa May Alcott Contribute To The Civil War

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The three texts, “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” by Ray Bradbury, Soldier’s Heart by Gary Paulsen and Civil War Journal by Louisa May Alcott share the common theme of the importance of an individual’s contribution during the Civil War. Joby from “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” contributed to the Civil War by being a drummer boy and by setting the fast and uplifting pace. Charley from Soldier’s Heart contributed to the Civil War by volunteering himself as a soldier even though it was illegal because at the time, soldiers were being killed and the army desperately needed more. Louisa May Alcott from Civil War Journal contributed by the Civil War by being a nurse which was crucial because many soldiers were catching sickness and were dying off. Therefore Joby, Charley, and Louisa May Alcott contributed to the Civil War because at the time soldiers were not optimistic, dying off, or getting no proper medical treatment and if it were not for these…show more content…
For instance in the text it says, “Poke up the fire, add blankets…” This shows contribution because during the winter times in the Civil War, it was deathly cold and Louisa May Alcott prevented the soldiers from getting hypothermia or other illnesses by giving them warmth. Another piece of evidence from the text says, “Dressing wounds...sewing bandages.” This demonstrates contribution because Louisa May Alcott was trying to stop any infections in wounds from getting worse to save soldier’s lives. The last evidence that shows contribution in the text was when it says, “Cutting up food for “helpless” boys...Washing faces…” This illustrates contribution because Louisa May Alcott is helping the younger soldiers from daily activities that they cannot perform whilst feeding them, so that they do not die of hunger. By tending to all the soldier’s necessities, Louisa May Alcott contributed toward the Civil
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