The Angel of Gettysburg: Elizabeth Thorn

by Laura Klotz The sun was hot in Gettysburg in July of 1863. After three days of bloody carnage, the remaining Confederate forces fled the battlefield, the Union retreated to tend their wounded, and hundreds of dead bodies lay scattered throughout the small community. With the Battle of Gettysburg over, it fell to the residents … Continue reading The Angel of Gettysburg: Elizabeth Thorn

Waging War On Women: How the United States Army used Gendered Fear to Defeat the South

by Sylvia Broeckx Whilst travelling through the United States during the Civil War, British journalist George Augustus Sala questioned ‘whether either ancient or modern history can furnish an example of a conflict which was so much of a "Woman's war" as this.’ Sala’s comments referred to the passion with which women on both sides of … Continue reading Waging War On Women: How the United States Army used Gendered Fear to Defeat the South