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Hundreds of women fought in the civil war disguised as men

An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “African American Slave Trade: Ships  Records for Genealogy.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/african-american-slave-trade-ships-records-for-genealogy.html

An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. “African American Slave Trade: Ships & Records for Genealogy.

Woman Suffrage Movement Leaders Alice Paul

Capricorn - Alice Paul was a women’s rights activist and a key figure of the century women’s suffrage movement. This biography of Alice Paul provides detailed information about her childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.

The women who fought as men: Rare American Civil War pictures show how females disguised themselves so they could go into battle

The women who fought as men: Rare Civil War pictures of female soldiers who dressed up as males to fight

Sarah Edmonds served for two years in Company F of the second Michigan Infantry during the Civil War. She later wrote of her experiences in her memoir Nurse and Spy

WHAT?? Feodor Vassilyev  (c. 1707[1]-1782) was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, such as her date of birth or death. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 births. 67 of the 69 children born are said to have survived infancy.

Feodor Vassilyev from Russia sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman: 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and

An unidentified American woman during the American Civil War, presumed to be a Vivandière.

Vivandieres: Forgotten Women of the Civil War. Photo of an unidentified woman of the Civil War period who is wearing a kepi and a canteen. It is possible she is a vivandiere. Click through to read about these women who accompanied the armies in the field.

Soldiers killed during the First Battle of Bull Run, possibly the earliest surviving Civil War photograph to document the dead after a battle, July 1861.

American Civil War Photos - Soldiers killed during the First Battle of Bull Run, possibly the earliest surviving Civil War photograph to document the dead after a battle, July

The Library of Congress has acquired thousands of Civil War photographs and has put them online.  Here is a slide show sampling.  My favorites are from the Liljenquist Family collection of individu...

Civil War photos online

Dang, those are some attractive Civil War-era people! -- 34 Stunning Portraits Capture Life During The American Civil War - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Study the Civil War through the stories of the women nurses, spies, soldiers, reformers, and more. Top 10 list of Civil War Women Books PLUS free notebooking pages.

Study the Civil War through the stories of the women nurses, spies, soldiers, reformers, and more. Top 10 list of Civil War Women Books PLUS free notebooking pages. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Pauline Cushman, Union Spy: born in New Orleans, Cushman was a struggling 30-year-old actress in 1863. While performing in Louisville, KY, she was dared by Confederate officers to interrupt a show to toast Jefferson Davis. Cushman contacted the Union Army’s local provost marshal and offered to perform the toast as a way to ingratiate herself to the Confederates and become a federal intelligence operative. The marshal agreed, and she gave the toast the next evening. @Smithsonian

Women Spies of the Civil War

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