The Women of the Confederacy
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The Women of the Confederacy

By John Levi Underwood
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  • THE WOMEN OF THE CONFEDERACY
  • DEDICATION
  • CONTENTS
  • PREFACE
  • INTRODUCTION BY REV. DR. J. B. HAWTHORNE
  • INTRODUCTION BY REV. DR. J. WM. JONES
  • AUTHOR’S INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER I SYMPOSIUM OF TRIBUTES TO CONFEDERATE WOMEN
    • MRS. VARINA JEFFERSON DAVIS
    • TRIBUTE OF PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS
    • TRIBUTE OF A WOUNDED SOLDIER
    • TRIBUTE OF A FEDERAL PRIVATE SOLDIER
    • JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON’S TRIBUTE
    • STONEWALL JACKSON’S FEMALE SOLDIERS
    • GEN. J. B. GORDON’S TRIBUTE
    • GENERAL FORREST’S TRIBUTE
    • TRIBUTE OF GEN. M. C. BUTLER
    • TRIBUTE OF GEN. MARCUS J. WRIGHT
    • TRIBUTE OF DR. J. L. M. CURRY
    • ADDRESS OF COL. W. R. AYLETT BEFORE PICKETT CAMP
    • GEN. BRADLEY T. JOHNSON’S SPEECH AT THE DEDICATION OF SOUTH’S MUSEUM
    • GOVERNOR C. T. O’FERRALL’S TRIBUTE
    • TRIBUTE OF JUDGE J. H. REAGAN, OF TEXAS, POSTMASTER-GENERAL OF CONFEDERATE STATES
    • GENERAL FREEMANTLE (OF THE BRITISH ARMY)
    • SHERMAN’S “TOUGH SET”
    • TRIBUTE OF GENERAL BUELL
    • TRIBUTE OF JUDGE ALTON B. PARKER, OF NEW YORK
    • HEROIC MEN AND WOMEN
    • THE WOMEN OF THE SOUTH
      • Wives of Planters
      • Sanitary Experts
      • Queen of the Kitchen
      • In This Generation
      • An Inheritance of Graciousness
      • A Beneficent Influence
    • Wives of Planters
    • Sanitary Experts
    • Queen of the Kitchen
    • In This Generation
    • An Inheritance of Graciousness
    • A Beneficent Influence
    • EULOGY ON CONFEDERATE WOMEN, BY J. L. UNDERWOOD, DELIVERED IN 1896
      • Image of the Southern Woman Surmounting the Monument
    • Image of the Southern Woman Surmounting the Monument
  • CHAPTER II THEIR WORK
    • INTRODUCTION TO WOMAN’S WORK
    • THE SOUTHERN WOMAN’S SONG
    • THE LADIES OF RICHMOND
    • THE HOSPITAL AFTER SEVEN PINES
    • BURIAL OF LATANE
    • MAKING CLOTHES FOR THE SOLDIERS
    • THE INGENUITY OF SOUTHERN WOMEN
    • MRS. LEE AND THE SOCKS
    • FITTING OUT A SOLDIER
    • THE THIMBLE BRIGADE
    • NOBLE WOMEN OF RICHMOND
    • FROM MATOACA GAY’S ARTICLES IN THE PHILADELPHIA TIMES
    • THE WOMEN OF RICHMOND
    • TWO GEORGIA HEROINES
    • THE SEVEN DAYS’ BATTLE
    • DEATH OF MRS. SARAH K. ROWE, “THE SOLDIERS’ FRIEND”
    • “YOU WAIT”
    • ANNANDALE—TWO HEROINES OF MISSISSIPPI
    • A PLANTATION HEROINE
    • LUCY ANN COX
    • “ONE OF THEM LEES”
    • SOUTHERN WOMEN IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES
    • A MOTHER OF THE CONFEDERACY
    • “THE GREAT EASTERN”
    • CORDIAL FOR THE BRAVE
    • HOSPITAL WORK AND WOMEN’S DELICACY
    • A WAYSIDE HOME AT MILLEN
    • A NOBLE GIRL
    • THE GOOD SAMARITAN
    • FEMALE RELATIVES VISIT THE HOSPITALS.
      • Sadie Curry And “Clara Fisher”
    • Sadie Curry And “Clara Fisher”
    • MANIA FOR MARRIAGE
    • GOVERNMENT CLERKSHIPS
    • SCHOOLS IN WAR TIMES
    • HUMANITY IN THE HOSPITALS
    • MRS. DAVIS AND THE FEDERAL PRISONER
    • SOCKS THAT NEVER WORE OUT
    • BURIAL OF AUNT MATILDA
    • “ILLEGANT PAIR OF HANDS”
    • THE GUN-BOAT “RICHMOND”
    • CAPTAIN SALLY TOMPKINS
    • THE ANGEL OF THE HOSPITAL
  • CHAPTER III THEIR TRIALS
    • OLD MAIDS
    • A MOTHER’S LETTER
    • TOM AND HIS YOUNG MASTER
    • “I KNEW YOU WOULD COME”
    • LETTERS FROM THE POOR AT HOME
    • LIFE IN RICHMOND DURING THE WAR
      • Happy Phases
      • The Dress of a Grandmother
      • Frightful Contrasts
      • General Lee Kissed the Girls
      • John Wise and His Big Clothes
      • Contrasts That Were Pretty
      • Loyalty of the Slaves
    • Happy Phases
    • The Dress of a Grandmother
    • Frightful Contrasts
    • General Lee Kissed the Girls
    • John Wise and His Big Clothes
    • Contrasts That Were Pretty
    • Loyalty of the Slaves
    • THE WOMEN OF NEW ORLEANS
    • “INCORRIGIBLE LITTLE DEVIL”
    • THE BATTLE OF THE HANDKERCHIEFS
      • The Greatest Victory of the War—La Battaille des Mouchoirs.
    • The Greatest Victory of the War—La Battaille des Mouchoirs.
    • THE WOMEN OF NEW ORLEANS AND VICKSBURG PRISONERS
    • “IT DON’T TROUBLE ME”
    • SAVAGE WAR IN THE VALLEY
    • MRS. ROBERT TURNER, WOODSTOCK, VA.
    • HIGH PRICE OF NEEDLES AND THREAD
    • DESPAIR AT HOME—HEROISM AT THE FRONT
    • THE OLD DRAKE’S TERRITORY
    • THE REFUGEE IN RICHMOND
    • DESOLATIONS OF WAR
    • DEATH OF A SOLDIER
    • MRS. HENRIETTA E. LEE’S LETTER TO GENERAL HUNTER ON THE BURNING OF HER HOUSE
    • SHERMAN’S BUMMERS
    • REMINISCENCES OF THE WAR TIMES—A LETTER
    • AUNT MYRA AND THE HOE-CAKE
    • “THE CORN WOMAN”
    • GENERAL ATKINS AT CHAPEL HILL
    • TWO SPECIMEN CASES OF DESERTION
    • SHERMAN IN SOUTH CAROLINA
    • OLD NORTH STATE’S TRIALS
    • SHERMAN IN NORTH CAROLINA
    • MRS. VANCE’S TRUNK—GENERAL PALMER’S GALLANTRY
    • THE EVENTFUL THIRD OF APRIL
      • Spartan Richmond Ladies
    • Spartan Richmond Ladies
    • THE FEDERALS ENTER RICHMOND
    • SOMEBODY’S DARLING
  • CHAPTER IV THEIR PLUCK
    • FEMALE RECRUITING OFFICERS
    • MRS. SUSAN ROY CARTER
    • J. L. M. CURRY’S WOMEN CONSTITUENTS
    • NORA MCCARTHY
    • WOMEN IN THE BATTLE OF GAINESVILLE, FLA.
    • “SHE WOULD SEND TEN MORE”
    • WOMEN AT VICKSBURG
    • “MOTHER, TELL HIM NOT TO COME”
    • BRAVE WOMAN IN DECATUR, GA.
    • GIVING WARNING TO MOSBY
    • “AIN’T YOU ASHAMED OF YOU’UNS?”
    • FALSE TEETH
    • EMMA SANSOM
    • PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT’S MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER
    • THE LITTLE GIRL AT CHANCELLORSVILLE
    • SAVED HER HAMS
    • HEROISM OF A WIDOW
    • WINCHESTER WOMEN
    • SPARTA IN MISSISSIPPI
    • “WOMAN’S DEVOTION”—A WINCHESTER HEROINE
    • SPOKEN LIKE CORNELIA
    • A SPECIMEN MOTHER
    • MRS. ROONEY
    • WARNING BY A BRAVE GIRL
    • A PLUCKY GIRL WITH A PISTOL
    • MOSBY’S MEN AND TWO NOBLE GIRLS
    • A SPARTAN DAME AND HER YOUNG
    • SINGING UNDER FIRE
    • A WOMAN’S LAST WORD
    • TWO MISSISSIPPI GIRLS HOLD YANKEES AT PISTOL POINT
    • “WAR WOMEN” OF PETERSBURG
    • JOHN ALLEN’S COW
    • THE FAMILY THAT HAD NO LUCK
    • BRAVE WOMEN AT RESACA, GA.
    • A WOMAN’S HAIR
    • A BREACH OF ETIQUETTE
    • LOLA SANCHEZ’S RIDE
    • THE REBEL SOCK A TRUE EPISODE IN SEWARD’S RAIDS ON THE OLD LADIES OF MARYLAND
  • CHAPTER V THEIR CAUSE
    • INTRODUCTORY NOTE TO “THEIR CAUSE”
    • “WHEN THIS CRUEL WAR IS OVER”
    • NORTHERN MEN LEADERS OF DISUNION
    • THE UNION VS. A UNION
    • THE NORTHERN STATES SECEDE FROM THE UNION
    • FRENZIED FINANCE AND THE WAR OF 1861
    • THE RIGHT OF SECESSION
    • THE CAUSE NOT LOST
    • SLAVERY AS THE SOUTH SAW IT
    • VINDICATION OF SOUTHERN CAUSE
    • NORTHERN VIEW OF SECESSION
    • MAJOR J. SCHEIBERT (OF THE PRUSSIAN ARMY) ON CONFEDERATE HISTORY
      • Tariff
      • Slavery
    • Tariff
    • Slavery
  • CHAPTER VI MATER REDIVIVA
    • INTRODUCTORY NOTE
    • THE EMPTY SLEEVE
    • THE OLD HOOPSKIRT
    • THE POLITICAL CRIMES OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
    • BRAVE TO THE LAST
    • SALLIE DURHAM
    • THE NEGRO AND THE MIRACLE
    • GEORGIA REFUGEES
    • THE NEGROES AND NEW FREEDOM
    • THE CONFEDERATE MUSEUM IN THE CAPITAL OF THE CONFEDERACY
      • The Mary DeRenne Collection
    • The Mary DeRenne Collection
    • FEDERAL DECORATION DAY—ADOPTION FROM OUR MEMORIAL
    • THE DAUGHTERS AND THE UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY
    • A DAUGHTER’S PLEA
    • HOME FOR CONFEDERATE WOMEN
    • JEFFERSON DAVIS MONUMENT
    • RECIPROCAL SLAVERY
    • BARBARA FRIETCHIE
    • SOCIAL EQUALITY BETWEEN THE RACES
    • DREAM OF RACE SUPERIORITY
    • ROOSEVELT AT LEE’S MONUMENT
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