Post Your Favorite Photo/Illustration of Women During the Civil War for International Women's Day


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JPK Huson 1863

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Drat it, Pat, how? Your young wife, btw was from the 31st Pennsylvania- or her husband was. They may have been from around here somewhere, Harrisburg or Perry county, I think an emergency militia? I'm not positive but if it's the 31st, she's rounding those children up, in a camp, in the 1863 panic.

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Not a close call, actually. A woman barely visible in Evergreen Cemetery, surveying death, shambles and War. Since she's at Evergreen, she's looking at soldiers' bodies Elizabeth Masser Thorn hasn't had time to bury. Yet. She'll nurse for months, lose quite a few and represents her generation- ghostly images these women left by graves, between 1861 and 1865, along with their youth.
 
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Vinnie Ream with her bust of Lincoln, late 1860s (Courtesy Library of Congress)
Vinnie Ream carved out a place for herself in the hyper-masculine 19th-century political arena using both an entrepreneurial spirit and feminine charm. Her skill in executing the iconic Lincoln statue has stood the test of time and I think her accomplishments helped pave the way for female artists of today. Congratulations to Vinnie for rising above the numerous challenges she faced to find her place in a previously all-male world.



 

Pat Young

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She doesn't look particularly fierce, does she? I read that she was soft spoken too, though who knows if that's true. In any case, I like the contrast between her nickname and her image.
Yeah, usually the images of her that I have seen show her as very severe.
 
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Julia Dent Grant

Because her husband, Ulysses, would not have been who he was without her, and she, as much as he, contributed to the outcome of the Civil War. She did so by standing alongside him, supporting him and loving him in every situation and circumstance.
Yes ~ Julia! Every photo of her reminds me of her discomfort with her eye, but maybe I should rethink that. Maybe I should read unwavering determination and devotion in her face instead.
 
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Breaks noses too!
SO much love!
"One lout failed to pay his bill to her however (he had ordered extra starch in the cuffs and collar). Hearing him out in the street, she left the saloon and knocked him flat with one blow - at the age of 72. She told her wobbly drinking companions that the satisfaction she got from that act was worth more than the bill owed, so the score was settled. As luck would have it, the tooth of his that she knocked out was giving him trouble anyway, so there was no reprisal. Actually, he was grateful."

I like when things work out for everybody involved. :D
 

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Julia Dent Grant

Because her husband, Ulysses, would not have been who he was without her, and she, as much as he, contributed to the outcome of the Civil War. She did so by standing alongside him, supporting him and loving him in every situation and circumstance.
Very true.
 



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