Notable Women That Aided the Cause

"And men and women for generations to come will proudly trace their ancestry back to some Confederate soldier"  Maj. William A. Obenchain


For every man that served there were many more women that aided the war effort. 

We know from military records, diaries and antique books, that women served as nurses, sutlers,  Confederate soldiers, and even spies. A vivandiere is a French army term applied to women who provided food, provisions, and liqueurs to soldiers. For more about them please visit History of Vivandieres. Sutlers were peddlers who sold goods to military units in the field. Dr. Mary Walker served without pay as a physician, acted as a spy, and was a prisoner of war.

Historical accountings  have been written about some  WBTD women

The trials and tribulations of Lt Harry T. Buford, Confederate Officer was actually  Madam Loreta Velazquez and was later recorded in her book  "Loreta Janeta Velazquez The Woman in Battle: A Narrative of the Exploits, Adventures and Travels of Madame Loreta Janeta Velazquez, Otherwise Known as Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, Confederate States Army." Richmond, Va: Dustin, Gilman & Co., 1876 has become controversial and is much disputed by historians.

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Lt. Harry T. Burford-Madam Loreta Velazquez

This entire book is online at  University of North Carolina :Woman in Battle

 

 

 

 

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Sue M. Bryant Appeal for Pensions      

Sources:

http://userpages.aug.com/captbarb/femvets2.html

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This site last updated 01/16/2011                                      Col. Thomas Hardeman, Jr.  UDC Chapter 2170 Macon, Ga.

 

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