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

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A Black Woman’s Civil War Memoir – Susie King Taylor

I’m a little late to the party for Black History Month, but better late than never. I had seen this picture many times before in my travels and studies of the Civil War, but it wasn’t until recently that I became aware of this woman’s story and struggle. Susie King Taylor, born Susie Ann Baker… Continue reading A Black Woman’s Civil War Memoir – Susie King Taylor

Women in the War

Nellie M. Chase – Nightingale of Fredericksburg

It’s interesting what rabbit holes a researcher can fall into by accident. I have an extensive wish list for Civil War books. One of which I finally acquired last week, Women of the War: Their Heroism and Self-Sacrifice by Frank Moore. While perusing through the back description, I caught the word “Fredericksburg” and immediately flipped… Continue reading Nellie M. Chase – Nightingale of Fredericksburg