Tag Archives: Women’s History Month 2022

Commentary from the Bookshelves— Lucretia Mott’s Heresy: Abolition and Women’s Rights in the Nineteenth Century by Carol Faulkner

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Mark Harnitchek Reading Carol Faulkner’s introduction to Lucretia Mott’s Heresy took me back to Mr. Carlson’s 8th grade American History class in 1967.  Before I begin my reflection on Lucretia Mott’s Heresy, a … Continue reading

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Listen In! ECW’s Women Talk About The History

Last week all the ECW women were invited to a Zoom call to chat about research, ideas, and a variety of other topics related to historian/researcher experiences. As part of the meeting, they answered a few questions with the willingness … Continue reading

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Agnes Pomeroy Bartlett: The General’s Wife & Widow (Part 2)

  Read Part 1 Here By summer 1864, it was no secret that Confederate prisons were particularly bad. Agnes must have worried when she heard about Bartlett’s capture after the Battle of the Crater. Perhaps the messages he wrote to … Continue reading

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Agnes Pomeroy Bartlett: The Young Woman in the General’s Diary (Part 1)

“I wonder where everybody is of those I love. Agnes is at home. The rest of the family must have returned from Swampscott….” Wrote Union General William Francis Bartlett in his pocket diary from the confines of Libby Prison on … Continue reading

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“Nuns on the Battlefield” Monument

Located at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue, Connecticut Avenue, and M Street in Washington D.C., there is a unique Civil War monument dedicated to the hundreds of Catholic nuns who volunteered as nurses during the conflict. The monument was … Continue reading

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Women: Preserving & Destroying Primary Sources

The world has no right to my heart… They don’t get to know what I said I’m burning the memories Yes, I listen to the Hamilton soundtrack too much (even though it’s not Civil War era), and “Burn” is an … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 3/7-3/13/22

Are you reading a Civil War book about or by a woman this month for Women’s History Month?

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“Old Lady Hamilton”: A Woman Who Knew History

January 31, [1839] Old Lady Hamilton was in the office this morning; she’s as spry as usual. She had walked down from St. Mark’s Place and was going to walk back, which is certainly doing very well for an old … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Women’s History Month at Weston Manor

Civil War Trails, Inc. has teamed up with the Historic Hopewell Foundation, Inc., and the City of Hopewell, Virginia to launch a new Civil War Trails sign at Weston Manor. The new story recounts the heart-wrenching experiences of twelve-year-old Emma … Continue reading

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2022 Women’s History Month with Emerging Civil War

March is Women’s History Month, and ECW will be highlighting some extra accounts about women and their experiences, achievements, and challenges connected to the Civil War and 1860s. Chris Heisey’s photograph from Gettysburg’s Evergreen Cemetery contrasts Eliza Thorn’s courage and … Continue reading

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