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The Women in Black

Posted 3/12/2012 By Laura June Davis

Last fall, J. David Hacker revealed that the number of Civil War dead is closer to 750,000 than the previously accepted number of 618,222. While not all of them were married, many in fact did leave behind wives and children to pick up the pieces after war's end. Today for Women's History Month, we honor the hundreds of thousands of Civil War widows with this Frank Leslie drawing entitled, "Women in Mourning, Cemetery in New Orleans."


Image CreditFrank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, April 25, 1863.

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