Women and the War

Women and the War

Alice Thompson

Alice Thompson, an example of the courageous women of the South. Picking up a fallen battleflag and rallying the Confederate soldiers. From the 1900 issue of Confederate Veteran --   On the morning of March 3, 1863, the battle of Thompson Station was fought. Before day the inhabitants of this little village were in great [...]

Alice Thompson2017-04-02T16:33:55+00:00

Women Soldiers

Women Soldiers of the Civil War By DeAnne Blanton Prologue; Spring 1993, Vol. 25, No. 1 It is an accepted convention that the Civil War was a man's fight. Images of women during that conflict center on self-sacrificing nurses, romantic spies, or brave ladies maintaining the home front in the absence of their men. The [...]

Women Soldiers2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Becoming Southern Belle

Becoming a Southern Belle Published Jan 29, 2008 Walk onto the grounds of the historic Athenaeum Rectory in Columbia during the annual 1861 Girls’ School, and you might forget you’re living in the 21st century. For one week in July, the Athenaeum returns to the year 1861, as it provides the backdrop for teenage girls [...]

Becoming Southern Belle2015-10-01T17:00:07+00:00

Women At War

Original Link: http://www.gendergap.com/military/usmil3.htm Civil War (1861-1865) To the extent that the abolition of slavery was a cause of the Civil War, women’s participation in the abolitionist movement can be viewed as a major factor in the nation going to war. As early as the 1830s women were committed to the effort to abolish slavery. Lydia [...]

Women At War2017-03-25T00:30:29+00:00


Original link: http://thenandnow.bravepages.com/ConfederateWomen.html The Southland's House of Memories Confederate Home for Women Is 'Living, Breathing Shrine' Where Homage to the Mothers Of the South Never Dims By Jack Burgess A home of gleaming white Indiana limestone, beautiful in its simplicity, emulating in its pillared front and classic lines the First Home of the nation, a [...]


Fannie Battle

Fannie Battle: Confederate ‘spy’ turned social reformer By: MIKE WEST, Managing Editor Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2009 Mary Frances (Fannie) Battle is best known as a social reformer who established one of the first day care centers in America. But she was also a Confederate spy. Born in the Cane Ridge community near the Davidson/Rutherford [...]

Fannie Battle2017-03-25T00:37:16+00:00

Civil War Women

Click below to find out what women wore in the Civil War era, along with much more. http://www.freewebs.com/thecivilwarlady/index.htm

Civil War Women2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Rebel, Yes.

Rebel, yes, but was she a useful spy? By Peter Cliffe SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES On March 17, 1863, Lt. Col. John Pelham, commanding the Horse Artillery, Cavalry Division, of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, was struck by a shell fragment at Kelly's Ford, dying shortly after at Culpeper. Among the [...]

Rebel, Yes.2017-03-25T00:30:30+00:00

Women Were There

Women In The Civil War - Women Were There The War Between the States was also a war between brothers, cousins, friends and neighbors - and some of them were women. We know from certain military records, antique books, and lately some newer books, that women served as nurses, as Union and Confederate soldiers, and [...]

Women Were There2017-03-25T00:30:29+00:00

Reenactors Tell

Women in the Civil War; reenactors tell their story By Richard Lyman Correspondent CAREY - This year's Carey Festival once again played host to the 21st Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, a reenactment of the original unit from the Civil War. One of the features of this year's reenactment was the vivandieres, the women who served [...]

Reenactors Tell2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00