Women’s Work

Good afternoon! Today’s Women’s History Month tribute is a Harper’s Weekly image entitled “Filling Cartidges at the United States Arsenal at Watertown, Massachusetts.” It is a reminder that the war dramatically altered gender norms, forcing women to assume uncoventional tasks to help the war effort.

Image Credit: Harper’s Weekly, July 20, 1861.

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HUGHES: Confederate Soldiers in the American Civil War (2019)

Confederate Soldiers in the American Civil War: Facts and Photos for Readers of All Ages by Mark Hughes. Savas Beatie, 2019. Paper, IBSN: 978-1611213416. $15.95. Savas Beatie has continued to solidify its reputation…