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She went on to help the nurses and surgeons care for wounded at a house down on Taneytown Road, sitting to comfort the dying General Stephen Weed. Tillie saw the mangled bodies of men and horses, and the incredible destruction of the fields and farms.
A quarter-century later, Tillie, now married and a mother, sat down and penned this remarkable account for her family.
Every memoir of the American Civil War provides us with another view of the catastrophe that changed the country forever.
For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an audiobook.
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By Jim on 07-13-18
Recollections of a Muddy Little Girl
This is a charming book worth the price. It was written by Alleman after she was grown and had children. The reader/listener still hears the little girl's "voice" in the re-telling. It is full of Victorian sentiment but not enough to get in the way of the story. She was present when two great armies converged on her town from out of nowhere, and she was sent by her family to a neighbor's house to be out of harm's way. That placed her just behind the Union lines. There she interacted with various soldiers and civilians, including Generals Mead and Weed. Many of the combatants were very kind to her. Seeing wounded in a barn made her cry. Without a change of clothes, waiting four days for things to be over, sloshed with mud from the churned up terrain, she became filthy dirty--so much so her mother didn't at first recognize her when she returned home. Get the book.