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Women Fought

They Fought Like Demons, Women Soldiers in the Civil War  By DeAnne Blanton and Lauren Cook The Smithsonian Associates Civil War E-Mail Newsletter, Volume 5, Number 6 These authors, one a Civil War re-enactor and the other a military archivist, spent ten years researching National Archives records and found documentation to verify that over 250 [...]

Women Fought2017-03-25T00:30:35+00:00

The Belle Icon

South Carolina writer will examine icon as part of Courses for Community Class will focus on image, myth of Southern belle By Mary Giunca JOURNAL REPORTER Ask most people to draw a picture of a Southern belle, and they will sketch a frail-looking woman in a hoop skirt, holding a parasol and sitting on a [...]

The Belle Icon2017-03-25T00:30:39+00:00

Exploited Spy

The exploits of woman who spied for the Confederates By Rosita Smith Palo Verde Valley Library She was born into an influential, slave-holding, Southern family. She moved, as a young woman, to Washington, D.C. where she established herself as one of the capital's most charming and influential socialites, an intimate of John C. Calhoun, James [...]

Exploited Spy2017-03-25T00:30:33+00:00

Obliged To Honor

An obligation of honor  Widow tells true story of Tennessee woman who buried Southern dead after Civil War battle By GREG LANGLEY glangley@theadvocate.com Books editor THE WIDOW OF THE SOUTH By Robert Hicks Warner Books, $24.95 I am tempted to describe this book as a Civil War romance. It's not a romance. It might be [...]

Obliged To Honor2017-03-25T00:30:38+00:00

Valor And Lace

   Civil War: Valor and Lace By SHIRLEY FARRIS JONES In recognition of National Women's History Month, this article is dedicated to the ladies – both North and South – who, without a voice and without a vote, made their presence known, proving their worth alongside their male counterparts, in ways never before imagined. The [...]

Valor And Lace2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Mary Sophia Hill

Mary Sophia Hill, unsung nurse for Confederacy By Martha M. Boltz SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES September 23, 2006 One unsung heroine of the War Between the States was not a Southerner, or even an American. Yet she became a beloved figure to Confederate troops. When she died, the veterans accorded her all the rites [...]

Mary Sophia Hill2017-03-25T00:30:33+00:00

Home Front

When Sherman Marched North from the Sea - Resistance on the Confederate Home Front  by Jacqueline Glass Campbell Home front and battle front merged in 1865 when General William T. Sherman occupied Savannah and then marched his armies north through the Carolinas. Although much has been written about the military aspects of Sherman's March, Jacqueline [...]

Home Front2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Women Re-Enact The War

Women re-enact Civil War as men, quite accurately By DAVID DISHNEAU, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Hoop skirts and washboards don't appeal much to Joyce Henry, so she found another way to relive the Civil War — as a man. With her breasts tightly bound, shoulder-length red hair tucked under a shaggy auburn wig and [...]

Women Re-Enact The War2017-03-25T00:49:01+00:00

Confederate Ladies

CONFEDERATE WOMEN IN THE WAR FOR SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE  By Rodney Combs rodbren@sbcglobal.net When we think of heroes of the Confederacy, we automatically and rightly think of such figures as President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee, "Stonewall" Jackson, Nathan B. Forrest, and the other officers and enlisted men who tried to repel Yankee invasion. [...]

Confederate Ladies2017-03-25T00:30:33+00:00

Women of Kennesaw

The Women of Kennesaw Mountain  By: Calvin E. Johnson, Jr. 1064 West Mill Drive Kennesaw, Georgia 30152 Phone: 770 428 0978 Email: cjohnson1861@bellsouth.net Happy Birthday America! July 4, 2005, will mark America's 229th birthday. This is a time for celebration and reflection of how we became a nation. Please share the following story with your [...]

Women of Kennesaw2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00