Category Women

Clara Barton and the Battle of Antietam

Here’s Amelia Grabowski giving an excellent talk on Clara Barton and her actions at the Battle of Antietam. This was held at Shepherd University in West Virginia on September 8, 2018. I attended this conference, titled “Remembering the Violence of Antietam,” and had a wonderful time. The second half of the conference was on the […]

Female Civil War Soldiers

This is Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart discussing women who disguised themselves as men and fought in the Civil War as soldiers. The video’s description reads, “Public historians Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart explored the stories of women who defied cultural norms to fight in the Civil War. They also described women’s wartime work as nurses, cooks, and laundresses. The […]

Crucible of the Civil War

This is a very good book of essays edited by Edward L. Ayers, Gary W. Gallagher, and Andrew J. Torget. Essentially, one might say it’s a collection of essays produced by the history graduate program at the University of Virginia. Each of the contributors either is/was a professor at UVa or received their Ph.D. at […]

Civil War Women’s History

Here’s an “American Artifacts” tour in Alexandria, Virginia regarding sites of interest for women in the Civil War, especially nurses. National Women’s History Museum historian Ashlee Anderson conducts the tour. The video’s description reads, “Efforts to build a National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C., have been underway for more than 20 years. It currently […]

Why the Civil War Came

This excellent book edited by Professor Gabor Boritt is a collection of essays by historians who participated in the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College while Professor Boritt was director. In the introductory essay, titled ” ‘And the War Came?’ Abraham Lincoln and the Question of Individual Responsibility,” Professor Boritt tells us, “Lincoln’s role in […]

Wild Rose: Rose O’Neale Greenhow, Civil War Spy

Here’s author Ann Blackman in a 2005 presentation about her book, Wild Rose: Rose O’Neale Greenhow, Civil War Spy. It’s a pretty good presentation. The video’s description reads, “Ms. Blackman talked about her book Wild Rose: Rose O’Neale Greenhow, Civil War Spy, published by Random House. A Maryland native, Rose O’Neale Greenhow (1817-1864) grew up in Washington, D.C. […]

2018 Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Day Three

This was Sunday, June 24, 2018. We started off the day with concurrent sessions. Dr. Jonathan Lande of Weber State University gave a lecture on the US Colored Troops and Desertion. Ranger Steve Phan of the Civil War Defenses of Washington gave a presentation on the Civil War Defenses of Washington, and Susan Ashman of […]