Women in the War

A Union Sympathizer in the Wilderness – Katherine Couse

About ten miles southeast of the Widow Tapp Field sits another home that would come under the shadow of war. Katherine Couse, a 28 year-old New Jersey native, was a Union sympathizer like the rest of her family. Her parents, William and Elizabeth owned close to 1,400 acres of farmland in an area known as… Continue reading A Union Sympathizer in the Wilderness – Katherine Couse

Civil War Trivia, Portraits of Privates

What Did They Write About? – Civil War Letters

I have always liked a saying that I heard in a documentary once that the life of a pirate consisted of long period of absolute tedium and boredom, punctuated by intense moments of danger and excitement. The same can be said for soldiers of the Civil War (or any war for that matter). What did… Continue reading What Did They Write About? – Civil War Letters