Union Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg: Scenes from Gettysburg Battlefield .. Sarah Montfort 's 12-year-old daughter, Mary Elizabeth Montfort wrote: Today we saw Aunt Beckie. She is the colored lady who helps mother with the wash. Jennie & I love Aunt Beckie. She & some other colored people were pulling wagons or pushing wheel barrows & carrying big bundles. "Yo ol' Aunt Beckie is goin' up into de hills [she said]. No rebel is gonna catch me & carry me back to be a slave again."
Diana Spencer and Sarah Ferguson were distant cousins. Lady Georgina Spencer, married the Duke of Devonshire on her 17th birthday, the 7th of June 1774. she had an affair with Charles Grey which resulted in an illegitimate daughter named Eliza Courtney, who was born in 1792. Eliza never knew the true story of her parentage, but it turns out that she is the great-great-great grandmother of Sarah Ferguson and thus the great-great-great-great grandmother of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
1860s: Sarah Rosetta Wakeman fought with the 153rd regiment of the New York State Volunteers dressed as a man. She left behind a number of letters that have given historians valuable insight into what life was like during the Civil War.