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Learn how the heroic deeds of Dorence Atwater and Clara Barton helped identify thousands of soldiers graves at Andersonville Prison.
Post-mortem photography seems an odd custom to us today, but as historian Melissa DeVelvis explains, it was an important custom in the 1800’s.
Read how hundreds of women flirted, cajoled, and tricked men into giving up top-secret information in their role as spies in the Civil War.
From sources of entertainment to deep morale boosters, the significance of quilts for Civil War soldiers might surprise you.
Discover how Clara Barton understood the tragedy of the Lincoln Assassination and how it relates to terrible events in our own times.
Cornelia Hancock saw some horrifying things in her time as a Civil War nurse. Hear in her own words how she dealt with the trauma.
“Rally! and prove that ye are men!
Rally! and let us do or die!
For war, nor death, shall boast a shade
To daunt the Union Black Brigade!”
Follow Clara Barton’s journey from battlefield nurse to opening the Missing Soldiers Office. Against all odds she worked to help people after the war.
Clara Barton might have earned the moniker Angel of the Battlefield at Antietam, but her deeds at the Battle of Fredericksburg solidified that reputation.
Read some of Emily Dickinson’s famous and thoughtful poetry, and gain an insight into what it was like to be alive during the Civil War.