the first year, a record 300,000 copies sold in the United States alone, and the book would outsell all others of the century. Against the wishes of the Todd family, the courtship resumed one and a half years later, and the couple was hastily married in November 1842. She never got caught. Dorothea found military hospitals in horrible condition. For three years Clara Barton followed army operations in Virginia and around Charleston, South Carolina. Although the horrors of war would later dampen much of this initial enthusiasm, many white Georgia women took an active and educated part in the movement to separate the South from the North. Eighteen and very pretty, The Secesh Cleopatra teased and laughed with the Yankee officers who visited her home in Martinsburg, West Virginia. I wonder if a soldier ever does mend a bullet hole in his coat? When they let war secrets slip, she coded the information, tucked it inside a watch case and sent it by courier to Stonewall Jackson for his Shenandoah Valley campaign.
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In April 1863, Sarah caught malaria. Two women in the Atlanta area provided detailed accounts of civilian life there through the upheaval and dislocation brought on by Union forces in 1864: Mary Harris Gay of Decatur in Life in Dixie during the War (1892 and Sallie Clayton, an adolescent at the. Harriet took no credit. At Antietam surgeons dressed wounds with corn husks until she appeared with bandages. She was born in May 1844 in Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia) to a wealthy book Review on Christian Church family with strong Southern ties. Mary Todd Lincoln, while living with her sister in Springfield, Illinois, Mary Todd met Abraham Lincoln, fell in love and agreed to be his wife.