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WOMEN OF THE CIVIL WAR

North and South
Women played a large role during the Civil War.  They didn't just stay home and take care of the home front and the children. 
They were doctors, nurses and yes, even soldiers. 
Updated 10 November 2010



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Lisa McKinney
P.O. Box 180124
Mobile, Al  36618




Kate Cumming, Civil War Nurse
Kate Cumming
1836 - 05 June 1909
Confederate Nurse

Magnolia Cemetery, Section 19
Mobile, Alabama




Augustus Evans Wilson    Augusta Evans Wilson
                                                                                                                      Erik Overbey Collection, University of South Alabama Archives

Augusta Evans Wilson
08 May 1835 - 09 May 1909
Magnolia Cemetery
, Square 14
Mobile, Alabama
She was a strong supporter of the Confederate cause and spent much time nursing
the Confederate Troops during the Civil War. She was also a famous Southern author of such novels as
Inez,, Beulah, St. Elmo, Infelice, Vashti, At the Mercy of Tiberius, and others.



Lyons Wakeman
Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, alias Pvt. Lyons Wakeman
Union Soldier
*Died: 19 June 1864
*source: United States Department of Verteran Affairs
Pvt, Co. H, 153rd Regiment, New York Volunteers
Chalmette National Cemetery, New Orleans, LA



Rose O'Neal Greenhow
"Rebel Rose"
A Confederate Spy and Strong Supporter of the Confederate Cause
1817 - 1864
Oakdale Cemetery
Wilmington
New Hanover County, North Carolina
For more information on Rose O'Neal GreenhowSpecial Collections Library, Duke University



Delity Powell Kelly, Confederate Nurse

Delity Powell Kelly
04 June 1851 - 31 October 1939
Confederate Nurse
Co. A.
Abell's Lt Arty
Confederate States Army
St. Michael's Cemetery
Pensacola, Florida
Received a Florida Pension for her service during the Civil War #A10220


Rosina Chauvelot L'Etondel
Born in France
Died: 27 March 1914 at the Little Sisters of the Poor, Mobile County, Alabama
Confederate Nurse
Married to Julius A. L'Etondal in Mobile County, Alabama on 10 February 1860, Book #17, Page #348
J. A. L'Etondal was a soldier in Co. A, 12th Alabama Regiment, Confederate States Army and died a short time after arriving home from the war.
J.A. L'Etondal (L'Etondel) died 05 July 1863 and is buried in the Catholic Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama.
Rosina applied for an Confederate Pension #38530, the witnesses were:
R.M. Sands and E.O. Zadek.
Obit
(Mobile Item, 28 March 1914), Death Certificate
Buried in the Catholic Cemetery, Mobile County, Alabama
Section B, Lot 4
Unmarked Grave
*Found with the assistance of John E. Ellis of Mobile*


Bettie Duval Webb
Bettie Duval Webb
Died: 03 July 1891
Aged 46 Years

Confederate Spy
Buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery
3001 R Streeet, NW
Washington, DC, 20007
Lot 326 East

*Photo courtesy of Alanna Stribling*


Antonia Ford Willard
Antonia Ford Willard
Daughter of  Edward R. Ford and Julia F. Ford of Virginia
Devoted wife of
Joseph C. Willard
of Washington D.C.
Born: 23 July 1838
Died: 14 February 1871
Confederate Spy
Buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery
3001 R Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20007
Lot  689
*Photo courtesy of Alanna Stribling*
For more information on Antonia Ford WillardStuart-Mosby Historical Society



Lillie Mackall
Lillie Mackall
In memory of Ann Lillie Mackall, Friend of Rose O'Neal Greenhow
and brave hearted confederate courier, who died: 12 Demember 1861, Aged 22 years
Districk of Columbia, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery
3001 R Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20007

Lot 437
*Photo courtesy of Alanna Stribling*



Lizzie Robb
Civil War Nurse, 72nd IL
Died: 31 December 1863
Vicksburg National Cemetery
Section C, Grave #2305



Jane Binkley
Jane McGee Binkley

Crossed enemy lines to aid the soldiers in Virginia with medical supplies and other necessities during the Civil War
Wife of Henry C. Binkley, Fourth Tenessee Cavalry, Starnes Brigade, C.S.A.
Born: 13 April 1848
Died: 15 August 1928
Buried in the Binkley-Steele-Hagar Cemetery
John Hagar Road, Davidson County, Tennessee


    
*Images courtesy of John E. Ellis

*Not Civil War, but worthy of mention
Annie Oakley
One of the best known women of the US and Europe. Known for her outstanding shooting ability.
 She was named "Little Sure Shot" by the Sioux Indian chief Sitting Bull.
One of the top acts for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
Born: 13 August 1860
Died: 03 November 1926
Buried in Brock Cemetery
Darke County, Ohio
Greenville Saint Mary's Road
For additional reading on Annie Oakley, go to Buffalo Bill Historical Center




Monument in honor of Emma Sansom
Corner of 1st Street and Broad Street
Gadsden, Alabama

Image courtesy of John Ellis

Emma Sansom
Hill Lantern Slide Collection,
University of South Alabama Archives
                                             
                                 


Little Mound Cemetery
FM Road 49
Upshur County, Texas


Little Mound Cemetery
FM Road 49
Upshur County, Texas
                                                            
  


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Photo courtesy of Alanna Stribling

Emma Sansom
Hill Lantern Slide Collection,
University of South Alabama Archives

Photo courtesy of Alanna Stribling

Erik Overbey Collection,
University of South Alabama Archives