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Rebel Archives, Glass Ceiling Dept.


From the National Archives:

In late 1864, a group of women from Harrisonburg, Virginia, wrote to Confederate Secretary of War James Seddon offering to “raise a full regiment of Ladies between the ages of 16 and 40 … ” The Confederate War Department replied that it was “not quite ready to call the Ladies to our help in the Field. The Men of the Country it is hoped will suffice.”

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