Confederate Women is an inspiring anthology of ten essays about the crucial role women played during and after the Civil War. These heroines stuck to the belief that the Civil War was “certainly ours as well as that of the men.” Excerpts from correspondence with their sons, fathers, husbands, and other women shed light on their unique position in America’s past. The women featured in this anthology refute the common belief that Southern women were delicate and fragile.
These Confederate women started relief organizations and militia companies, learned how to fire a musket, and even worked as spies. One courageous woman disguised herself as a male officer and recruited troops from around the South. Often women are left out of history books, only to fade into the shadows of time. Thanks to Mauriel Phillips Joslyn and her contributing authors, these women will remain a part of our history, never to be forgotten.
About the Editor
Mauriel Phillips Joslyn was born in Manchester, Georgia, and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in history. While living in Virginia, Joslyn and her family participated in numerous Civil War reenactments. Joslyn lectures and gives presentations on military history dressed in full Confederate costume. She has written several articles about the Civil War and has been published in Gettysburg Magazine, Military Heritage, Georgia Journal, and Irish Sword. Joslyn currently lives in Sparta, Georgia.
Edited by Mauriel Phillips Joslyn
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
176 pp. 6 x 9
30 b/w photos Notes
ISBN: 9781589801868 pb