Original Author: Production by Megan Stagg and Catherine Wright
Created: November 17, 2008
Publisher: The American Civil War Museum

Encouraging Hearts, Strengthening Hands: Confederate Women Support the War Effort

This video, produced by the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia, now the American Civil War Museum, describes Southern women's contributions during the Civil War, including flag-making, nursing, fund-raising, and spying. Artifacts featured in this segment include an apron and bowl used by nurses at Confederate hospitals; the flags of the 2nd Virginia Cavalry, Co. C, and the 21st North Carolina Infantry, Co. D; a shell jacket worn by Private George Greer of the 58th Virginia Infantry; and assorted letters and documents produced by women, including a letter written by spy Rose O'Neal Greenhow.