Women in the Civil War

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Women played many roles in the Civil War. They did not sit idly by waiting for the men in their lives to come home from the battlefield. Many women supported the war effort as nurses and aides, while Senior Activities, Year 2, Home Pictures, Activity Ideas, Home Schooling, Armed Forces, School Projects, Civilization, Captions

The Roles of Women in the Civil War

Discuss the ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE CIVIL WAR with your nursing home residents on Armed Forces Day

Helen Dortch, wife of General James Longstreet, c. American Women, American History, James Longstreet, Southern Heritage, Southern Style, Confederate Monuments, Civil War Photos, American Civil War, Female Images

Helen Dortch Longstreet | History of American Women

Second Wife of General James Longstreet Helen Dortch Longstreet, known as the Fighting Lady, lived a long and eventful life. She earned her nickname as a champion of causes such as preservation of the environment, women’s suffrage and civil rights for African Americans. She also spent a great deal of time and energy defending her husband’s actions during the Civil War. Helen Dortch, born on April 20, 1863 in Carnesville, Georgia, was the daughter of Mary Pulliam and James Speed Dortch. She…

Louisa May Alcott's semiautobiographical story of a nurse's experiences in the Civil War. Alcott, most famous for her "Little Women" novel, weaves a light but fulfilling story. I Love Books, Books To Read, My Books, Little Women Novel, All Nurses, Nurse Love, Louisa May Alcott, Nursing Notes, A Day In Life

Hospital Sketches, by Louisa May Alcott (Paperback) 1557423393

Hospital Sketches, by Louisa May Alcott (Paperback) 1557423393

Kate Cumming is best known for her dedicated service to sick and wounded Confederate soldiers. She spent much of the latter half of the Civil War as a nurse in hospitals throughout Georgia. American Civil War, American History, Battle Of Shiloh, Chronicles Of Her, Southern Women, Civil War Photos, Storytelling, Georgia, Army

Kate Cumming (ca. 1830-1909)

Kate Cumming (ca. 1830-1909) | New Georgia Encyclopedia

Women of the Civil War - Glamorous Portrait Photos of American Young Ladies around 1863 Historical Clothing, Historical Photos, Historical Dress, American Civil War, American History, Captain American, Victorian Photography, Still Picture, Civil War Photos

Nadine Lvova Turchin wife of Russian born Union General John Basil Turchin, stood in as commander of the 19th Illinois Infantry Regiment after General Turchin fell ill while marching in Tennessee in the spring of 1862. The men of the regiment registered no complaints and took to calling her Madame Turchin. Nadine remained at her husband's side during the war and is recorded as being "utterly devoid of fear" on the battlefield, riding with a dagger and a revolver on her belt.

Portrait of three unidentified Sanitary Commission nurses during the Civil War. From Miller's Photographic History of the Civil War. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale! Historical Fiction Books, Historical Photos, History Magazine, Vintage Nurse, War Image, Civil War Photos, Medical History, History Photos, American Civil War

Portrait of three unidentified Sanitary Commission nurses during the Civil War. From Miller's Photographic History of the Civil War.

The Civil War Parlor Civil War Nurse Sarah Low In Uniform Sarah Low was a well-known Civil War nurse who worked caring for wounded and ill Union soldiers in Washington, DC for years - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale! Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Antique Pictures, Daughter Of The Regiment, Civil War Books, Vintage Nurse, Civil War Photos, Historical Pictures, American Civil War

The Civil War Parlor

Civil War Nurse Sarah Low In Uniform Sarah Low was a well-known Civil War nurse who worked caring for wounded and ill Union soldiers in Washington, DC for 2-½ years Civil War nurses remain sadly for...

“The Florence Nightingale of the Confederacy” A native of Mississippi, Newson’s war experience began with her buying supplies with her own money and assisting the Southern Mothers’ Home Hospital and. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now Us History, Women In History, American Civil War, American History, American Soldiers, Historical Photos, Historical Women, Daughter Of The Regiment, Civil War Dress

The Civil War Parlor

“The Florence Nightingale of the Confederacy” A native of Mississippi, Newson’s war experience began with her buying supplies with her own money and assisting the Southern Mothers’ Home Hospital and...

Letters of a Civil War Nurse: Cornelia Hancock, by Cornelia Hancock - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale! I Love Books, Books To Read, Civil War Books, Nursing Books, Reading Rainbow, 6 Photos, American Civil War, Captain American, Historical Fiction

Letters of a Civil War Nurse

Letters of a Civil War Nurse book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. She was called “The Florence Nightingale of America.” F...

Civil War Quilts woman with Union sash, gold earrings. I put this in because of the important role that TALA played in the Civil War in West Virginia. Antique Photos, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Vintage Frames, American Civil War, American History, Civil War Fashion, Civil War Dress, Civil War Quilts

Unusual Civil War Fashions

Here's a tintype I found offered in an online auction. I have never seen that kind of shield appliqued to clothing before. A fireman? Another fascinating outfit. The Union case and red, white and blue painted cockade indicate a Union sympathizer, but this is not a soldier's clothing. He seems to be wearing a cotton print, what might be called a conversation print, with rather large images scattered about. The compass on the left might have to do with the Masons. The imagery may be from…

Women of the Civil War In remembrance of the Union and Confederate soldiers who served in the American Civil War, the Liljenquist Family donated their rare collection of over 700 ambrotype and tintype photographs to the Library of Congress. Album Design, American Civil War, American History, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Antique Photos, Vintage Art, History Magazine, Civil War Dress

Women of the Civil War

In remembrance of the soldiers who served in the Civil War, the Liljenquist Family donated their rare collection of over 700 photographs to the Library of Congress

Mary and Molly Bell were two young women from Virginia who disguised themselves as men and fought in the American Civil War for the Confederacy. The pair successfully managed to keep their true gender hidden from fellow soldiers and the military for two y Women In History, World History, American Civil War, American History, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Vintage Photographs, Vida Real, Civil War Photos

Mary and Molly (or "Mollie") Bell were two young women from Pulaski County, Virginia[ who disguised themselves as men and fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy for two years.

Woman in Mourning, Albumen Carte de Visite, Circa 1861 Victorian Era Fashion, Victorian Photos, Victorian Women, Historical Costume, Historical Clothing, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Mourning Dress, Civil War Dress

Woman in Mourning, Albumen Carte de Visite, Circa 1861

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