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Images: Women and the Civil War
Images of Women's History collected by Jone Johnson Lewis <Back to Last Page> <Women's History Picture Gallery>

2001: Women Civil War reenactors and their costumes: First Manassas Reenactment, Leesburg, Virginia, August 3-5, 2001.

1860s: Woman at the time of the Civil War - Mathew Brady Studio, Photographer

Harriet Tubman - undated photograph

ca. 1860s: CDVs (visiting cards with photographs) showing the fashions of women at the time. These are rather ordinary women, contrasting with the Mathew Brady photograph above.  Their dresses and hair styles are typical of the times.  Detail images are included for each CDV.

1860s:Clara Barton - from a tintype, Civil War period

July 21, 1861: First Bull Run - Ruins of Judith Henry House

1862: Harriet Beecher Stowe. Also in 1852.

March 1862: Mrs. Spinner's House - Centreville

May 14, 1862: Ex-slaves in Cumberland Landing, Virginia, 1862 - women, men and children outside a cabin

August 1862: Cedar Mountain Virginia - 1862 - Family Group outside home where General Charles S. Winder, C.S.A., died - includes several women

April 1863: Group at Falmouth, headquarters, Army of the Potomac. Includes a woman

June 1863: Sanitary Commission workers outside entrance of the Home Lodge, Washington, D.C. (all men in this photo, though women helped organize and staff Sanitary Commission operations)

February 1864: Officers and a lady at headquarters, First Brigade, Horse Artillery, Brandy Station, Virginia.

1864: US Sanitary Commission Nurses and Officers, May 1865 - Fredericksburg, Virginia

February, 1864: Col. John R. Coxe, A.C.S., and lady, outside winter quarters, Army of the Potomac

About 1864: Illustration: Sara Emma Edmonds, soldier, nurse and spy

June 1864-April 1865: Women and child outside cottage - siege of Petersburg

April 1865: Washington DC - Central Office Sanitary Commission

April 1865: Washington DC - Buildings of the Sanitary Commission - Home Lodge for Invalid Soldiers, North Capitol near C Street

July 7, 1865: Gen. John F. Hartranft reading the death warrant to Mary Surratt and three other condemned conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (detail)

July 7, 1865: On the scaffold: Mary Surratt and three other condemned conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (detail)

Harriet Tubman - in her later years, from a painting by Robert S. Pious

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