Historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - Elizabeth Thorn, her husband was away fighting in another part of the country when the fighting broke out at Gettysburg. Seeing the amount of dead in the fields, she hand dug 91 graves for the fallen from both sides. She was 6 months pregnant.
Confederate Women My family fought on the Confederate side but I would of been on the Union side. I just wish there would of never been a side or a reason to fight all people should of been free and now we fight wars in foreign lands fo their freedom
The "Bloody Lane" Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland When dawn broke along Antietam Creek on Sept. 17, 1862, cannon volleys launched a Civil War battle that would leave 23,000 casualties on the single bloodiest day in U.S. history.
#Women & children dealing with war. The routines of camp life of the 31st Penn. Infantry (later, 82d Penn. Infantry) at Queen's farm, vicinity of Fort Slocum, Washington, D.C., during the Civil War in 1861. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)