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civil war era  1860's. I love this one....women always yearning to do their part...

jamesanthonyapparel: “Woman posing with Kepi, coat and sword of her fallen husband, ”

Antonia Ford, a pretty, sassy spy for the Confederacy, didn’t mind batting her eyelashes at a Union soldier if it got her intelligence. She didn’t count on one man capturing her heart, though, or what their love would cost them.

Antonia Ford (This website tells about 6 women who were spies during the Civil War, its pretty interesting) - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Francis Clayton disguised herself as a man and fought in the Civil War. She was found out only after being wounded.

Oppression by Omission: Women Soldiers Who Dressed and Fought as Men in the Civil War by Maria Popova “Women lived in germ-ridden camps, languished in appalling prisons, and died miserably, but honorably, for their country and their cause just as men did

Pauline Cushman, Union Spy: born in New Orleans, Cushman was a struggling 30-year-old actress in 1863. While performing in Louisville, KY, she was dared by Confederate officers to interrupt a show to toast Jefferson Davis. Cushman contacted the Union Army’s local provost marshal and offered to perform the toast as a way to ingratiate herself to the Confederates and become a federal intelligence operative. The marshal agreed, and she gave the toast the next evening. @Smithsonian

Women Spies of the Civil War

CDV of two Civil War era ladies (note how the style of the seated  woman's outfit is influenced by military uniforms) taken by Saylor's  New Photograph Gallery of Reading, Pennsylvania

CDV of two Civil War era ladies (note how the style of the seated woman's outfit is influenced by military uniforms) taken by Saylor's New Photograph Gallery of Reading, Pennsylvania - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Malinda Blalock was a female soldier during the American Civil War who fought bravely on both sides.

Sarah Malinda Pritchard, perhaps the most famous female Civil War soldier, served alongside her husband in the Confederate army as Pvt. Samuel Blalock (Co. F, North Carolina), but later assisted the Union military

Unidentified woman, ca. early 1860s. | In the Swan's Shadow

Civil War Photo Print Young Lady Fabulous Cloak - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Wow on the fabric and bow, I guess you don't always have to have a white collar.

Civil War Era dress with fur cuffs, fancy belt, and an elaborate bow. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Gorgeous

4 Civil War Photo Prints Women in Fancy Wraps, Shawls

Guarantee you that that woman was toasty warm in the winter! 4 Civil War Photo Prints Women in Fancy Wraps Shawls

The women who fought as men: Rare American Civil War pictures show how females disguised themselves so they could go into battle  Some enlisted alongside their husbands as they couldn't bear to be apart  They often served with distinction fighting in dozens of battles  One even chose to remain a man once the war had ended

The women who fought as men: Rare Civil War pictures of female soldiers who dressed up as males to fight

During the Civil War many brave women dressed as men in order to enlist and fight on the front lines. Frances Clalin disguised herself as a man called Jack Williams and fought with distinction for the Union army