A Pageant Dedicated to Confederate “Heroines”,Collections of the Confederate Memorial Literary Society managed by the Virginia Historical Society by agreement of January 1
Participants in the pageant titled "Heroines of the Confederacy" pose for a group photograph on November 17, 1932. Organized by Mrs. John H. Anderson, the historian-general of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the pageant was presented at the organization's general convention in Memphis, Tennessee. The women represented various figures deemed "heroic" in their defense of the Confederate cause. Among them were Varina Davis, the wife of the Confederate president Jefferson Davis; Rose O'Neal Greenhow, a Confederate spy; and Captain Sally Tompkins, a Confederate nurse and the only woman given a commission in the Confederate army.