Women’s Involvement in American Civil War Emphasized

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Carol J. Cutrona launches new book campaign for ‘By Lantern’s Light’

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To women who are united in spirit, dedicated in purpose and consumed with passion, nothing is impossible.

Carol J. Cutrona’s “By Lantern's Light” (published by AuthorHouse) details the methods the women initiated in setting up field and unit hospitals (often under fire), the primitive medical and surgical techniques used during the war, and the method of cooking for huge armies of men as they moved from one battle site to another, the women usually traveling in rolling wagons.

“After reading Mary Livermore’s book in 1975, I researched the topic extensively, and I’m still learning about these outstanding women,” the author tells about the book’s inspiration.

Set at the beginning of the American Civil War, the book’s story follows a band of Northern women who defy President Lincoln, congressional members and the army’s medical bureau to organize the U.S. Sanitary Commission (the forerunner of the American Red Cross), procure supplies, set up army field hospitals, devise surgical procedures and render overall battlefield relief.

“To women who are united in spirit, dedicated in purpose and consumed with passion, nothing is impossible.”

An excerpt from this book:
In the hazy, purple shadows of the Appalachians, long after sprits had departed, her silhouette, cast in lantern’s light, moved among the dead. It mattered not her gown trailed in crimson soil for she sought that one trooper who still drew breath.

“By Lantern's Light”
By Carol J. Cutrona
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 306 pages | ISBN 9781588204011
E-Book | 306 pages | ISBN 9780759604858
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Carol J. Cutrona has been researching, writing, teaching and presenting lectures on the topic of “Women and the Civil War” for over 35 years. She taught classes related to this subject for 10 years, five of those years as an instructor in the Osher Lifetime Learning Institute program at the University of South Carolina – Beaufort. She received the program’s “Distinguished Teacher” award. She is a founding member of the Low Country Civil War Roundtable, the founding editor of the Minie Ball Gazette, and wrote a column in the same publication, “They Also Served.” She wrote a screenplay by the same title of the book. Cutrona has published many articles and columns in numerous periodicals and in various genres.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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