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L. P. Brockett, Women's work in the civil war: a record of heroism, patriotism and patience 4 2 Browse Search
L. P. Brockett, The camp, the battlefield, and the hospital: or, lights and shadows of the great rebellion 3 3 Browse Search
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............ 293 The Death of John, the West Virginia Blacksmith ................ 304 Robinson, the Wounded Soldier ................................ 316 Rachel Somers, the Noble Mother ............................... 331 The Soldiers' Guardian Angel .............................. 333 A Heroine and Martyr......................................... 346 The Farmer's Contribution to the Chicago Sanitary Fair........... 356 The Vicksburg Scow. A Ballad ............ ..................... 363 Miss Melvina Stevens, the East Tennessee Heroine ................ 365 Somebody's Darling ............................................ 367 Rallying a Flying Brigade .............3.................. 368 Night Scene in a Hospital ...................................... 370 How the Soldiers Took their ease in their Inn ................. 373 Incidents of Grierson's Raid .................................. 376 Foraging ........ . ................................. 377 Adventure of a Spy ...........................
............ 293 The Death of John, the West Virginia Blacksmith ................ 304 Robinson, the Wounded Soldier ................................ 316 Rachel Somers, the Noble Mother ............................... 331 The Soldiers' Guardian Angel .............................. 333 A Heroine and Martyr......................................... 346 The Farmer's Contribution to the Chicago Sanitary Fair........... 356 The Vicksburg Scow. A Ballad ............ ..................... 363 Miss Melvina Stevens, the East Tennessee Heroine ................ 365 Somebody's Darling ............................................ 367 Rallying a Flying Brigade .............3.................. 368 Night Scene in a Hospital ...................................... 370 How the Soldiers Took their ease in their Inn ................. 373 Incidents of Grierson's Raid .................................. 376 Foraging ........ . ................................. 377 Adventure of a Spy ...........................
L. P. Brockett, The camp, the battlefield, and the hospital: or, lights and shadows of the great rebellion, Miss Melvina Stevens, the East Tennessee heroine. (search)
Miss Melvina Stevens, the East Tennessee heroine. The position of East Tennessee during the Rebellion was different from that of any other portion of the Southern States except Western Texas. A majority of its inhabitants were loyal, but the rebels controlled the country by their troops, and had a sufficient number of sympathizers among the inhabitants to make the position of the Union-loving citizens perilous. But so thoroughly outspoken and defiant was the loyalty of the people that it constantly found expression in their acts. The men capable of bearing arms were almost universally enlisted in the Union army or acting as scouts for it, and the women, with a heroism above all praise, let slip no opportunity of benefitting the Union cause. For the Union men who were lying out, as it was termed, i. e., concealing themselves by day to avoid the ruthless conscription, or the murderous violence of the rebels, they had always words of cheer and acts of kindness, feeding them from
and clothing furnished loyalty and heroism of some of the negro women loyal women of New Orleans the names of some of the most prominent loyal women of the mountainous districts of the south their ready aid to our escaping prisoners Miss Melvina Stevens malignity of some of the rebel women heroism of loyal women in East Tennessee, Northern Georgia and Alabama We have already had occasion to mention some of those whose labors had been conspicuous, and especially Mrs. Sarah R. Johnson,ers, as well as to the Union scouts who were in many cases their own kinsmen. Messrs. Richardson and Browne, the Tribune correspondents so long imprisoned, have given due honor to one of this class, the nameless heroine as they call her, Miss Melvina Stevens, a young and beautiful girl who from the age of fourteen had guided escaping Union prisoners past the most dangerous of. the rebel garrisons and outposts, on the borders of North Carolina and East Tennessee, at the risk of her liberty and
L. P. Brockett, Women's work in the civil war: a record of heroism, patriotism and patience, Index of names of women whose services are recorded in this book. (search)
, 408. Salter, Mrs. J. D.B., 409. Schaums, Mrs., 409. Schuyler, Miss Louisa Lee, 53. Selby, Mrs. Paul, 409. Seward, Mrs. T. W., 411. Seymour, Mrs. Horatio, 53. Shattuck, Mrs. Anna M.,408. Shaw, Mrs. G. H., 411. Sheads, Miss Carrie, 85, 86. Shephard, Miss N. A., 408. Smith, Mrs., 410. Smith, Mrs. Rebecca S., 407. Snell, Mrs. L., 409. Spaulding, Miss Jennie Tileston, 407. Starbuck, Mrs. C. W., 410. Steel, Mrs., 209. Sterling, Mrs. Florence P., 408. Stetler, Mrs. M. A., 408. Stevens, Miss Melvina, 91. Stevenson, Miss Hannah E., 411. Stone, Mrs. R. H., 409. Stoneberger, Mrs., 409. Stranahan, Mrs. Marianne F., 53. Strong, Mrs. George T., 301. Swayne, Miss, 411. Tannehill, Mrs. Arabella, 407. Taylor, Miss Alice, 77, 78, 239, 240. Taylor, .Mrs. Nellie Maria, 89, 234, 240. Thomas, Mrs. (of New Orleans), 89. Thompson, Miss Kate P., 406. Ticknor, Mrs. George, 323. Tileston, Miss Jennie, 407. Tilton, Miss Catherine, 409. Tilton, Mrs. Lucretia Jane, 409. Titcomb