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Kady Brownell ~ one of 250 women who fought in the Civil War. When the Civil War began, Brownell’s soon-to-be husband, Robert Brownell, enlisted in the 1st Rhode Island Infantry; Brownell was determined to join him. Rhode Island Governor William Sprague accepted her into his unit.

newberrylibrary: “ Kady Brownell, pictured above, was one of 250 women who fought in the Civil War. Brownell was born Kady Southwell in Kaffraria, South Africa, to a French mother and Scottish father.

Civil War Era Family

Odd to see a Civil War era photo with such an informal pose. Edward O. Ord, wife and child at the residence of Jefferson Davis. In the doorway is the table on which the surrender of General Robert E. Lee was signed,

theoddmentemporium:  Bullet in a Bible  A soldier during the Civil War had his life saved by the Bible in his pocket.  He wrote to President Lincoln about it, and the President sent him a replacement with the Presidential signature.

theoddmentemporium: Bullet in a Bible A soldier during the Civil War had his life saved by the Bible in his pocket. He wrote to President Lincoln about it, and the President sent him a replacement with the Presidential signature.

Petersburg, Virginia U.S. Military Telegraph battery wagon, Army of the Potomac headquarters taken in 1864

Petersburg, Virginia U. Military Telegraph battery wagon, Army of the Potomac headquarters taken in 1864

“Girl with bound feet 1870-1890. The feet would then regularly be unbound, washed and kneaded, with additional pain often caused by beating the sole of the foot to keep the bones broken. The feet were then rebound – ever more tightly each time....

“Girl with bound feet The feet would then regularly be unbound, washed and kneaded, with additional pain often caused by beating the sole of the foot to keep the bones broken. The feet were then rebound – ever more tightly each time.

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman surgeon in US Military history and is the only woman to with the Medal of Honor.

14 Facts About The Civil War That Your History Teachers Didn't Tell You - The first surgeon in US military history, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, worked during the Civil War. She was the only woman to win the Medal of Honor, as well.

Mary and Molly (or "Mollie") Bell were two young women from Pulaski County, Virginia[ who disguised themselves as men and fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy for two years.

*MARY & MOLLY BELL ~ were two young women from Pulaski County, Virginia[ who disguised themselves as men and fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy for two years.

"The most famous of the dozens of young drummer boys was Johnny Clem of Newark, Ohio (1851-1937). He went to war at the age of ten. Clem made the army a career, and he retired in 1916 with the rank of major general. He is the youngest soldier ever to receive such that honor. He died in San Antonio, TX

"The most famous of the dozens of young drummer boys was Johnny Clem of Newark, Ohio He went to war at the age of ten. Clem made the army a career, and he retired in 1916 with the rank of major general after 55 years of service. He died in San Antonio, TX

21 year old Alberta Martin married 81 year WIlliam Martin in 1921 and survived until 2004 making her the last surviving widow of a civil war veteran. She "had already been widowed with a son when she met William Martin, also a widower who had served with the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment during the siege of Petersburg in 1864-65 and had a 50$-a-month pension. The two lived on the same road in Opp, Alabama and soon a marriage of convenience was born."

21 year old Alberta Martin married 81 year WIlliam Martin in 1921 and survived until 2004 making her the last surviving widow of a civil war veteran.

Confederate Women My family fought on the Confederate side but I would of been on the Union side. I just wish there would of never been a side or a reason to fight all people should of been free and now we fight wars in foreign lands fo their freedom

Cival War Nursing-Women in the civil war were not allowed unless they were nurses. Four hundred women served in the war. Some historical records show that over sixty women were wounded or killed in the war.

Clara Barton (1821-1912) - Civil War nurse, founder of the American Red Cross

Clara Barton - Civil War nurse, founder of American Red Cross. Image donated by Corbis - Bettman

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Engineers of the N. State Militia, 1861 -- website with LOADS of photos and facts from Civil War Era, GREAT resource

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