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Lottie and Ginnie Moon: Confederate Spies
Born Charlotte and Virginia, the Moon sisters were from Virginia, the daughters of a doctor. In the 1830s, the family moved to Oxford, O...
Civil War Spy and Theater Actress Pauline Cushman, a Union spy, was born Harriet Wood on June 10, 1833, in New Orleans and spent some of...
Sarah Emma Edmonds
Union Nurse, Soldier and Spy Offended by the idea of slavery, when the first call for volunteers came from President Abraham Lincoln, Sa...
Civil War Women Spies for the North
Women Spies for the Union American society was still quite Victorian in many ways during the 1860s. Therefore, women spies were not as l...
One of the First Women Artists in the United States Vinnie Ream (1847–1914) was an American sculptor whose most famous work was the stat...
Nursing in the Civil War South
Volunteer Confederate Nurses American nursing was still in its infancy at the outbreak of the Civil War. In the antebellum South, women ...
Civil War Women Doctors
Civil War Women in Medicine It is unclear how many women were working as physicians in the United States before the Civil War. In the mid-18...
Loreta Janeta Velazquez
Female Soldier Disguised as a Man Loreta Janeta Velazquez was born into an aristocratic Cuban family in Havana in 1842. He father was a ...
First Female Private Investigator The person in this photo is believed to be Kate Warne. of AIt was cropped from a larger photo of Alla...
Sarah Rosetta Wakeman
Wakeman disguised herself as a man in order to fight for the Union in the Civil War. The letters she wrote home were preserved by her family...
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