When Corregidor and Bataan fell in 1942, there were 11 US Navy nurses and 66 Army nurses who were captured along with the American and Filipino forces, and imprisoned in and around the city of Manila. These 77 women became known as the Angels of Bataan (sometimes even referred to as the Battling Belles of Bataan) who, despite being prisoners of war, continued to serve as an active nursing unit until their liberation in February 1945.
Rocky Hill Castle is a historic plantation home in Courtland, Alabama. Built in the 1820's, but when the Civil War broke out it was used by Confederates as a hospital. Some say that the spirits of Civil War soldiers and tortured slaves haunt the premises, as well as the mysterious 'lady in blue'.
Tuskegee Air Women, 1940s. Assigned as weather observers and forecasters, cryptographers, radio operators, repairmen, sheet metal workers, parachute riggers, link trainer instructors, bombsite maintenance specialists, aerial photograph analysts and control tower operators in the Air Corps.
The Huntsville Depot is the oldest surviving railroad depot in Alabama, and is one of the oldest in the United States. The depot was the hub of Huntsville’s transportation: Huntsville became the cotton capital of the South. In 1862 during the Civil War, Huntsville was occupied by Union forces; the depot then became a prison for Confederate soldiers. Graffiti inside the depot was written by soldiers on both sides of the war, and it gives a glimpse into the soldiers' thoughts at the time.
A Serving Girl Knitting Attributed to André Bouys (French, Eoube 1656–1740 Paris) MMA - 17.120.211 Note: the stripes in her gown look like three colors and the gown appears to be closed front (no robings); check of her bib apron; the double ruffle of her cap and the shape of the cap band/ the print in her kerchief; the width of her ship sleeves.