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L. P. Brockett, Women's work in the civil war: a record of heroism, patriotism and patience 1 1 Browse Search
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ew 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, Mrs. Nellie M. Taylor, Mrs. Grier, Mrs. Clapp, Miss Breckinridge, Mrs. Phelps, Mrs. Shepard Wells, and others. There was however, beside these, a large class, even in the chief cities of the rebellion, who not only never bowed their knee to the idol of secession, but who for their fidelity to principle, their patient endurance of proscription and their humanity and helpfulness to Union men, and especially Union prisoners, are deserving of all honor. The loyal women of Richmond were a noble band. Amid obloquy, persecution and in some cases imprisonment (one of them was imprison