Explore the history of women in the Civil War from their participation, impact, and perspective to customs, fashions, and past-times. Also contained in this section are stories of women who were directly involved in the war.
Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause, by Caroline E. Janney. Immediately after the Civil War, white women across the South organized to retrieve and rebury the remains of Confederate soldiers scattered throughout the region. In Virginia alone, these Ladies' Memorial Associations (LMAs) relocated and reinterred the remains of more than 72,000 soldiers, nearly 28 percent of the 260,000 Confederate soldiers who perished in the war.
Confederate Women, edited by Mauriel Phillips Joslyn. This anthology of ten historical essays focuses on women's roles during the Civil War. Using archival research and excerpts from real women's own letters and diaries, these essays reveal true stories of heroism. (176 pages, 9 x 6, Paperback)
Amazing Women of the Civil War: Fascinating True Stories of Women Who Made a Difference, by Webb Garrison. Fascinating true stories of some of the most interesting and influential personalities of the Civil War. Their heroic deeds and selfless acts ranged from caring for the wounded to fighting on the battlefields. Included are Harriet Tubman, Belle Boyd, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, and many others. (288 pages, 9 x 6, Paperback)
During America's most divisive war, both the Union and Confederacy took advantage of brave and courageous women willing to adventurously support their causes. These female spies of the Civil War participated in the world's second-oldest profession--spying--a profession perilous in the extreme. The tales of female spies are filled with suspense, bravery, treachery, and trickery. They took enormous risks and achieved remarkable results--changing the face of the war itself. By H. Donald Winkler. Paperback, 334 pages.
This book explores how Victorians viewed death and dying, describing the cultural and social changes that occurred as a result of the historical events of their time. This concise, informative work is ideal for students of the nineteenth century, Civil War enthusiasts, and anyone interested in Victorian era culture. By Bernadette Loeffel-Atkins. Paperback, 56 pages.
Through compelling diary entries, letters, and 150 quilt blocks, Rosemary Youngs helps convey the true stories of Civil War soldiers, nurses, and civilians. Mixing traditional and original quilt blocks, this book includes clear instruction, full-size patterns, a collection of historical documents and amazing quilts. Combine the blocks to make any of three quilts featured in the book, or design your own arrangement to commemorate this profound era of United States history. By Rosemary Youngs. Paperback, 288 pages.
A complete manual for those who desire to understand the rules of good breeding, the customs of good society and to avoid incorrect and vulgar habits. Published in 1866, this book informs those of us in modern-day America the expectations of our mid-nineteen century ancestors within polite society. It also includes, The etiquette of courtship, marriage, domestic duties and fifty-six rules to be observed in general society. Paper: 167 pp.
The Civil War Diary Quilt: 121 Stories and the Quilt Blocks They Inspired, by Rosemary Youngs. The Civil War era was a time of great tragedy and triumph, and for a diverse group of women it was a distinctive thread in their lives and their quilting. This reference incorporates instructions, list of supplies, a photo gallery, and 121 quilt blocks inspired by actual diary entries from 10 women living during the Civil War. (288 pages, 8.5 x 7, Paperback)