[cabinet card of Mary Walker wearing her medal of honor], Collins Studio “ “An 1855 graduate of Syracuse Medical College, Mary Walker was an author and early feminist who gained distinction during the Civil War as a humanitarian, surgeon.
Oppression by Omission: Women Soldiers Who Dressed and Fought as Men in the Civil War by Maria Popova “Women lived in germ-ridden camps, languished in appalling prisons, and died miserably, but honorably, for their country and their cause just as men did
Matilda "Tillie" Pierce Alleman was 15 at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg. Her memoir "At Gettysburg, Or What A Girl Saw And Heard Of The Battle" is one of the best-known accounts of a civilian's experience of a Civil War battle.
The signature image for REBEL is a composite of two portraits of Loreta Velazquez passing as Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, soldier and spy of the American Civil War, played by actress Romi Dias. Photo by Gerard Gaskin, graphic work by Hayley Parker.
The difference between Union and Confederate tombstones is the top of the stone. Union tombstones, such as that of Chas. Fetters, have rounded tops. Confederate tombstones, like that of Sgt. Shipp, have pointed tops.