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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

Southern Women (8-7-11)

Sunday, August 7, 2011 Southern Women Southern-themed magazines and books proliferate on news stands, bursting with advice on how to brighten your home with Southern culture. Belk department stores have a new motto: "Modern. Southern. Style." As the meaning of "American" dissolves into the tepid meaninglessness of "multiculturalism," it's no wonder people are attracted to [...]

Southern Women (8-7-11)2017-03-25T00:49:30+00:00

Mary B. Chesnut

Mary Boykin Chesnut a Confederate heroine  By Ned Harrison She was called the diarist, the grande dame, the confidante of the Civil War. She moved in the highest circles, and was personally acquainted with Varina Davis, wife of the president of the Confederacy. Mary Boykin Chesnut was all that and more: She brought the war [...]

Mary B. Chesnut2017-03-25T00:30:33+00:00

Riley Aide Lied

Selma woman says Riley aide lied By Alvin Benn Montgomery Advertiser SELMA -- A Selma woman has accused Gov. Bob Riley's communications director of a "blatant, cold-blooded lie" for saying she has referred to herself as a "wizardess" with members of the governor's staff. "I am livid over Jeff Emerson's bald-faced lies," Godwin said Tuesday, [...]

Riley Aide Lied2017-03-25T00:30:38+00:00

Help Solve A Photo Mystery

Help sought to solve Civil War photo mystery Associated Press Monday, June 11, 2012 RICHMOND, Va. — The names of the two little girls are an enduring mystery, their images found among crumpled bodies on Civil War battlefields. Each is posed primly on chairs, ringlets cascading past the rouged cheeks of one, the other dressed [...]

Help Solve A Photo Mystery2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Girls and Guns

Girls and Guns: Civilian Women and Firearms in the Confederate South Albany [GA] Patriot, April 18, 1861, p. 1, c. 4 Female Volunteers.--The Holly Spring Herald learns that the county of Chickasaw, Miss., has ten companies of volunteer soldiers ready to be mustered into the service of the State. It adds that, in addition to [...]

Girls and Guns2017-03-25T00:30:34+00:00

Up In Arms

Confederate supporter up in arms  March 1, 2005 By Alvin Benn Montgomery Advertiser SELMA -- A Selma woman known in Alabama for her support of the Confederacy and the first leader of the Ku Klux Klan wants to know who added "Wizardess" to her name in a Christmas card addressed to her from Gov. Bob [...]

Up In Arms2017-03-25T00:30:38+00:00