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