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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    Carrie Sheads Had Company; " Some Ladies Of The Town " Save The 6th Wisconsin's Colors

    Using an image a little perfect for the thread, an enlarged snip from an LoC photo. Two ladies are crossing Chambersburg Pike, in front of Elias Shead's house, Gettysburg. Oak Ridge Seminary is elsewhere, this was the Shead's family home. Principal of the school, Carrie famously hid 97th New...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    Pin-Busting Women Of The War; More Than Fathoms Deep

    From an illustration of a French vivandiere, Crimea War era. This image, while wonderful, unhelpfully ' Googled ', confuses ' our ' war, and women from who they were and what they did. Many of our women of the war suffer from a kind of simplistic mythology, helped along by the internet. We can...
  3. JPK Huson 1863

    Gettysburg's Carrie Sheads; We Hardly Knew You, Caroline

    From an 1849 newspaper ad, Oakridge Select Female Seminary long, long before Miss Caroline Sheads was principal, graced Oak Ridge. Oakridge Seminary, Carrie Sheads, a Union officer's sword and yet another woman we marvel at 150 years later. What a girl, huh? Don't get me wrong, she really was...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    July 1, 1863, The Beginning Of After For Gettysburg Citizens

    Those three shattering days during July, 1863 were to the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania citizens days forever marking ' Before ' and ' After '. Nothing would be the same, the entire world gone mad, not merely changed, ' different ' a pitiful understatement. Insulted by their singular...
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