My favorite story of John Brown Gordon’s wife Fanny “traveling with him” was her actions during the confederate retreat at the third battle of Winchester, as his troops were running through the street, she was in the street while shells and balls were flying around, “demanding” they turn around and fight the enemy. General Gordon was "horrified" (I bet he was!)John Brown Gordon's wife Fanny traveled with her husband through out the war.
I was wondering if there are any cases of family members of soldiers, such as wives or sisters, travelling with their units? I had thought a number had done so, serving as cooks, washerwomen, or nurses, but I wanted to check.
Are you sure that's not a camel? Lol. I've ridden a side saddle once. Trying to prove I could ride anything, any way, any time. Once was enough.
That's why they invented the safety skirt in 1875 which evolved into an apron. My tack is nothing fancy. All saddles were hand made back then and many were a combo or whatever the rider liked. My first and favorite horse years ago was from the King Ranch so I bought a western side saddle and tack back then and even had horse from a Texas cattle ranch later on. Never got around to an English side saddle like I planned but I figured with all of my "contraband" it would be better to have the extra leather for more security. In fact the western saddle was designed to provide security and comfort to the rider when spending long hours on a horse, traveling over rugged terrain. Hence...perfect for smuggling.Ha! I should have known! That squirmy baby has always delighted me so much, I ( shockingly ) forgot all about the gigi and rider.
Do your skirts extend as far as hers? They worry me- it looks like it'd be wayyyy to easy to get a hoof caught. Heck, kicking a fly on the belly , going down a good steep hill, any number of things. I see she's not using the usual assortment of reins and martingales although that's vicious looking curb set-up, one rein on what should be a Pelham, two rein affair.What do you use, please? Just curious/interested!
The 4th MN VI left Minnesota with right around 20 laundresses. All told about 50 women would serve the Regiment as Laundresses throughout the war. About half were "contraband;" many who would come to Minnesota after the war. Of the laundresses that left Minnesota with the Regiment almost all were family members of men in the Regiment.I was wondering if there are any cases of family members of soldiers, such as wives or sisters, travelling with their units? I had thought a number had done so, serving as cooks, washerwomen, or nurses, but I wanted to check.
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