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

Rebel Rose

'Rebel Rose' a spy for the ages Civil War figure left veiled diary By ANNE BLYTHE, Staff Writer Published: Sep 14, 2005 The handwriting and the spelling were so poor in the 19th-century diary that many of the entries had a cryptic quality to them. Rose O'Neale Greenhow was a spy for the Confederacy whose [...]

Rebel Rose2017-03-25T00:30:38+00:00

La Belle Rebelle

The beautiful rebel spy from Virginia Belle Boyd hated Yankees, but she gladly used her charms on gullible Union officers for her own protection. French newspapers called her "La Belle Rebelle" (the beautiful rebel) . Boyd was born with that indefinable quality of women like Cleopatra. Men turned into putty in her hands. She was [...]

La Belle Rebelle2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Ladies of Kennesaw

The Women of Kennesaw Mountain By: Calvin E. Johnson, Jr., Kennesaw, Georgia Email:Dix414036@aol.com Happy Birthday, U. S. A.! July 4th is a celebration of how we became a nation. It reminds us that there were events in the past which gave us that we now take for granted. It is easy to forget such things [...]

Ladies of Kennesaw2015-10-01T16:34:16+00:00

Brave Women Of South

Brave Women Of South Southern women faced big challenges during the Civil War. By Ned Harrison Date published: 12/29/2007 THE U.S. CENSUS of 1860 shows that we were a nation of 31,443,321 souls. Roughly, 22 million lived in the North and about 9 million lived in the South. Of these, about 3 million were slaves, [...]

Brave Women Of South2015-10-01T16:35:25+00:00

Alice Wright

Another War Heroine - Alice Wright of Missouri A little known story about a very patriotic brave Confederate Lady from Missouri, Jerry Watkins, Quartermaster Capt James V. Knox Camp#2022 Nahunta, GA 31553 Another War Heroine - Alice Wright October 1908 - Confederate Veteran Magazine By E. Louise Strother, Sherman, Texas Mrs. A. W. Clinton (née [...]

Alice Wright2017-03-25T00:30:28+00:00

Lady Spartans

Original link: http://womenshistory.about.com/library/prm/blrheacospartans1.htm?terms=Tennessee The All-Girl Rhea County Spartans Begun as a lark, the all-girl Rhea County Spartans soon attracted the attention of unamused Union officers By Charles Rice for America's Civil War Magazine "I must tell you about a candy stew that they had at Uncle Frank's last night," young Mary Paine of Rhea County, [...]

Lady Spartans2017-03-25T00:30:30+00:00

Women Faced Danger

   Civil War: Women faced danger in roles as spies By SHIRLEY FARRIS JONES Second of three parts When one thinks of a Civil War soldier, a male image usually comes to mind. And, the war was fought largely, but not exclusively, by men. Long ago, someone arrived at a ballpark figure of about 300 [...]

Women Faced Danger2017-03-25T00:34:17+00:00

Women of Times

Women of a Different Generation: The Lady Spies and Soldiers of the Civil War. by Sarah Emanuel Before the Women's Liberation movement of the early twentieth century, women of the nineteenth century were making liberations of their own. When the Civil War came along, many ladies were not content to sit home and make bandages, [...]

Women of Times2017-03-25T00:30:28+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