American Civil War
All things related to the American Civil War era.
10 Greatest Nurses of the American Civil War | Best Masters in Nursing Programs
Annie Etheridge (1839–1913) inspired to take up nursing by looking after her father on his deathbed, and when war broke out, joined the 2nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Nicknamed “Gentle Annie,” An expert horsewoman, she would ride onto the battlefield fearlessly with her saddlebags full of lint and bandages to tend to wounded soldiers. Her horse was even shot out from under her – twice. Etheridge’s was one of only two women awarded the Kearny Cross, died in 1913, she was buried as a vete...
The Civil War Parlor
Women And The Civil War- Daring Confederate Women Hid Supplies In Their Hoop Skirts The climate of war that framed the journey of Elizabeth White, Kate and Betsie Ball, and Annie Hempstone into Union territory to obtain supplies was one of increasing desperation for the Confederacy. In July 1864, four women risked charges of treason to smuggle supplies for Confederate soldiers across the Potomac River. Their story begins on the Maryland-Virginia border in northern Loudoun County, a place of ...
Beaufort, South Carolina. This is known as The Rhett House. The Rhett Family was the richest family in the South. The Butler Family was the richest northern family. And that is where Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind got his name. And the succession papers that started the Civil War were signed in the basement of this house.
Elmira Prison was a prisoner-of-war camp constructed by the Union Army in Elmira, New York, during the American Civil War to house captive Confederate soldiers. During the 15 months the site was used as a prisoner of war camp more than 12,100 Confederate soldiers were incarcerated there; of these, nearly 25% (2,963) died from a combination of malnutrition, continued exposure to harsh winter weather, and disease from the poor sanitary conditions on Foster's Pond combined the lack of medical care.
Amanda America Dickson
Amanda America Dickson. She was the daughter of a 13 year old slave woman and a 40 year old plantation owner in Hancock County. Though born a slave, her father raised her like a lady, left her everything in his will, and she ended up being one of the wealthiest black women in America. Settled down in Augusta.