March - Part One, Chapter Three: Scars Summary & Analysis

Geraldine Brooks
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Part One, Chapter Three: Scars Summary

In his next letter home, it is clear that March has returned to the home of Clements, which has now been turned into a Union hospital. Although most of Clements slaves ran off during battle, one single slave, Grace, has stayed by his ailing side. She now works tirelessly alongside the field doctors as a nurse in surgery. As he lays on the ground writing to his wife, he cannot stop his mind from drifting back to the time when he left Clement's estate the first time: he wandered, disillusioned, through the Southern streets, before finding his way into a Christian church. Outside the church, a slave auction was happening and March was dumbfounded that the Christians did nothing to stop the sale of their fellow human beings.

March is pulled from his memories by the wailing of injured...

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