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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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]