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Photographs of Women During the Civil War: Selected Images

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Clara Barton Title: Clara Barton
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-19319
Dorothea Dix Title: Dorothea Lynde Dix
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-9797
Mother Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke Title: Mother Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-79788
Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Title: [Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, seated, wearing Medal of Honor]
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-8542
Notes: Search the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog for additional images.
Mrs. Rose O'Neal Greenhow Title: [Mrs. Rose O'Neal Greenhow, Confederate spy, during her imprisonment in the Old Capitol. Full-length portrait, seated, her daughter standing beside her.]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpbh-04849
Notes: Search the Brady-Handy Collection for additional photographs of Greenhow.
Belle Boyd Title: Belle Boyd
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpbh-01988
Notes: Search the Brady-Handy Collection for additional photographs of Boyd.
Portrait of Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan and his wife, Ellen Mary Marcy Title: [Portrait of Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, officer of the Federal Army, and his wife, Ellen Mary Marcy]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-05665
John H. Morgan & wife, C.S. A. Title: John H. Morgan & wife, C.S. A.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-07514
Brig. Gen. Charles P. Stone, & wife? Title: Brig. Gen. Charles P. Stone, & wife?
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04444
Gen. George Custer & Wife Title: Gen. George Custer & Wife
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpbh-03129
Gen. George Custer & Wife Title: Gen. George Custer & Wife
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpbh-03130
Tent life of the 31st Penn. Inf. Title: Washington, District of Columbia. Tent life of the 31st Penn. Inf. (later, 82d Penn. Inf.) at Queen's farm, vicinity of Fort Slocum
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01663 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Tent life of the 31st Penn. Inf. Title: Washington, District of Columbia. Tent life of the 31st Penn. Inf. (later, 82d Penn. Inf.) at Queen's farm, vicinity of Fort Slocum
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01666 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Young girl at Aiken house Title: Aiken's Landing, Virginia (vicinity). Young girl at Aiken house
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01916 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Gen. Edward O.C. Ord, wife and child at the residence of Jefferson Davis Title: Richmond, Virginia. Gen. Edward O.C. Ord, wife and child at the residence of Jefferson Davis. In the doorway is the table on which the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee was signed
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02928 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Gen. Edward O.C. Ord, wife and child at the residence of Jefferson Davis Title: Richmond, Virginia. Gen. Edward O.C. Ord, wife and child at the residence of Jefferson Davis. In the doorway is the table on which the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee was signed
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02930 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Maj. Gen. Edward Otho Cresap Ord and family Title: Maj. Gen. Edward Otho Cresap Ord and family
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-06221
Brig. Gen. John A. Rawlins, Chief of Staff, with wife and child Title: [City Point, Va. Brig. Gen. John A. Rawlins, Chief of Staff, with wife and child at door of their quarters]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02954 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Gen. John A. Rawlins, wife and child at Grant's headquarters Title: City Point, Virginia. Gen. John A. Rawlins, wife and child at Grant's headquarters
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03365 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Cedar Mountain, Va. Family group before the house in which Gen. Charles S. Winder (C.S.A.) died Title: [Cedar Mountain, Va. Family group before the house in which Gen. Charles S. Winder (C.S.A.) died]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00204
John Minor Botts and family Title: Culpeper, Virginia (vicinity). John Minor Botts and family
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03718
Frederick, Maryland. Tynan and children Title: Frederick, Maryland. Tynan and children
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03743
Gen. Judson Kilpatrick, 3d Division, Cavalry Corps, with ladies and staff members Title: [Stevensburg, Va. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick, 3d Division, Cavalry Corps, with ladies and staff members on the porch of headquarters]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03721
Washington, District of Columbia. Group in front of Christian Commission storehouse Title: Washington, District of Columbia. Group in front of Christian Commission storehouse
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04358
City Point, Virginia. Gen. Rufus Ingalls and group Title: City Point, Virginia. Gen. Rufus Ingalls and group
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03949
City Point, Virginia. Rufus Ingalls and group Title: City Point, Virginia. Rufus Ingalls and group
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04022
Group at Captain W.S. Hall's wagon camp Title: [Aquia Creek Landing, Virginia (vicinity)]. Group at Captain W.S. Hall's wagon camp
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03975
Samuel P. Heintzelman and staff at Arlington house Title: Arlington, Virginia (vicinity). Gen. Samuel P. Heintzelman and staff at Arlington house. (Mathew B. Brady, the photographer is shown in a top hat)
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01481 (left half of stereo negative)
Robert E. Lee's home, Arlington House, Virginia--R.E. Lee's funeral Title: Arlington, Virginia (vicinity). Gen. Samuel P. Heintzelman and staff at Arlington house.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-92391 (b&w film copy neg.)
Captain Ballerman's kitchen. Tasting the soup

Title: Captain Ballerman's kitchen. Tasting the soup
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01680

Departure from the old homestead Title: Departure from the old homestead
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00943
Group in front of post office tent at Army of the Potomac headquarters Title: [Falmouth, Va. Group in front of post office tent at Army of the Potomac headquarters]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03803
Fort Monroe, Va. Officers and ladies on porch of a garrison house

Title: [Fort Monroe, Va. Officers and ladies on porch of a garrison house]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03816

Gen. S.P. Heintzelman and group--Convalescent camp, near Alexandria, Va. Title: Gen. S.P. Heintzelman and group--Convalescent camp, near Alexandria, Va.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-124356 (b&w film copy neg.)
A Ward in Armory Square Hospital, Washington, D.C Title: A Ward in Armory Square Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-7976 (color film copy transparency)
Band of 9th Veteran Reserve Corps Title: Band of 9th Veteran Reserve Corps, Washington, D.C., April, 1865
Reproduction number: LC-B8184-7807 (b&w film copy neg.)
Headquarters of Blenkers Brigade Title: Headquarters of Blenkers Brigade
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-92594
Group before office of U.S. Christian Commission Title: [Washington, D.C. Group before office of U.S. Christian Commission, 8th and H Sts. NW]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04165
Wounded soldiers from the battles in the Wilderness at Fredericksburg Title: Wounded soldiers from the battles in the "Wilderness" at Fredericksburg, Va., May, 1864
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-4582 (color film copy transparency)
Appomattox Court House, Virginia. McLean house Title: Appomattox Court House, Virginia. McLean house
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01396
Nashville, Tennessee. View of city Title: Nashville, Tennessee. View of city
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02084 (left half of stereo negative)
Note: A woman is seen standing in the lower right corner of the photograph.
Richmond, Va. The Old Stone House Title: [Richmond, Va. The Old Stone House ("Washington's headquarters," 1916 East Main Street]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02767 (left half of stereo negative)
Washington, District of Columbia. Grand review of the army Title: Washington, District of Columbia. Grand review of the army
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01428 (left half of stereo negative)
Washington, District of Columbia. The grand review of the Army Title: Washington, District of Columbia. The grand review of the Army. Presidential reviewing stand with guests and guard
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02792 (left half of stereo negative)
Washington, District of Columbia. The grand review of the Army Title: Washington, District of Columbia. The grand review of the Army. Presidential reviewing stand with guests and guard
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02793 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Note: Many more photographs from the Grand Review of the Army in Washington, D.C. with women in attendance available by searching the Civil War Negatives and Related prints for "Grand Review."
Appomattox Court House, Va. Civilians in front of the hotel Title: [Appomattox Court House, Va. Civilians in front of the hotel]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03742
Bull Run, Va. Dedication of the battle monument Title: [Bull Run, Va. Dedication of the battle monument; Judge Abram B. Olin of the District of Columbia Supreme Court, who delivered the address, stands by the rail]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03773
Washington, D.C. The four condemned conspirators Title: Washington, D.C. The four condemned conspirators (Mrs. Surratt, Payne, Herold, Atzerodt), with officers and others on the scaffold; guards on the wall]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04227
Washington, D.C. Gen. John F. Hartranft reading the death warrant to the conspirators Title: [Washington, D.C. Gen. John F. Hartranft reading the death warrant to the conspirators on the scaffold]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04228
Washington, D.C. Adjusting the ropes for hanging the conspirators Title: [Washington, D.C. Adjusting the ropes for hanging the conspirators]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04229
Washington, D.C. Hanging hooded bodies of the four conspirators Title: [Washington, D.C. Hanging hooded bodies of the four conspirators; crowd departing]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04230
White House Landing, Va. Headquarters of the U.S. Christian Commission Title: [White House Landing, Va. Headquarters of the U.S. Christian Commission]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01805 (left half of stereo negative)
[Washington, D.C. Crowd in front of Presidential reviewing stand Title: [Washington, D.C. Crowd in front of Presidential reviewing stand]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-02933 (left half of stereo negative)
Aiken's House, James River, Va. Title: Aiken's House, James River, Va.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-119940
View in the Burnt District, Richmond, Va Title: [View in the "Burnt District," Richmond, Va., showing two women dressed in black approaching shell of four-story building, gutted by fire]
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-4593 (color film copy transparency)
Fredericksburg, Va. Cooking tent of the U.S. Sanitary Commission Title: [Fredericksburg, Va. Cooking tent of the U.S. Sanitary Commission]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01197
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Officers of 50th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry Title: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Officers of 50th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03896
Note: Women are to the far left in the picture.
Sunday Morning Mass. Camp of 69th N.Y. SM Title: Sunday Morning Mass. Camp of 69th N.Y. SM
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-06588. Image from photographic print also available: LC-USZC4-7964 (color film copy transparency)
Note: Women are seated with parasols to the left of the priest.
Gettysburg, Pa. Headquarters of Gen. Robert E. Lee on the Chambersburg Pike Title: [Gettysburg, Pa. Headquarters of Gen. Robert E. Lee on the Chambersburg Pike]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01652 (left half of stereo negative)
Note: A woman is seen in the lower right corner of the photograph.
Brig. Gen. Charles Thomas, Assistant Quartermaster General and other staff

Title: Washington, District of Columbia. Brig. Gen. Charles Thomas, Assistant Quartermaster General and other staff on steps of Quartermaster General's office, Corcoran's Building, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04250

Alexandria, Va. The Marshall House, King and Pitt Streets Title: [Alexandria, Va. The Marshall House, King and Pitt Streets]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01463 (left half of stereo negative)
Note: A woman stands in the open window on the second story of the house.
Alexandria, Virginia. Christ Church Title: Alexandria, Virginia. Christ Church
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01476 (left half of stereo negative)
Note: A group of women are standing in the distance to the left of the man.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. John L. Burns cottage

Title: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. John L. Burns cottage. (Burns seated in doorway)
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01662 (left half of stereo negative)
Note: A woman stands in the doorway.

Nashville, Tenn. Railroad yard and depot with locomotives Title: [Nashville, Tenn. Railroad yard and depot with locomotives; the Capitol in distance]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02111 (left half of stereo negative)
Culpeper, Virginia (vicinity). Residence of John Minor Botts Title: Culpeper, Virginia (vicinity). Residence of John Minor Botts. (Family on porch)
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03726
Gen. David B. Birney and staff Title: [Brandy Station], Virginia. Gen. David B. Birney and staff
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04369
Appomattox Court House, Va. McLean house Title: [Appomattox Court House, Va. McLean house]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03957
District of Columbia. Band before quarters at Camp Stoneman

Title: [District of Columbia. Band before quarters at Camp Stoneman]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03763
Note: A woman is in front of the tent between the two horses on the right side of the photograph.

Maimed soldiers and others before office of U.S. Christian Commission Title: Washington, District of Columbia. Maimed soldiers and others before office of U.S. Christian Commission
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04357
Fredericksburg, Va. Nurses and officers of the U.S. Sanitary Commission Title: [Fredericksburg, Va. Nurses and officers of the U.S. Sanitary Commission]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01195
Alexandria, Virginia. Sanitary Commission lodge. Convalescent Title: Alexandria, Virginia. Sanitary Commission lodge. Convalescent
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01391 (left half of stereo negative)
Manassas, Virginia. Yellow hospital Title: Manassas, Virginia. Yellow hospital
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04366
Richmond, Va. First African Church (Broad Street) Title: [Richmond, Va. First African Church (Broad Street)]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02904 (left half of stereo negative)
Note: Possibly one or two white women standing in middle of the group?
[No digital image] Title: "U.S. Christian Commission at Gettysburg General Hospital" Albumen print, [photographed 1863 August; printed later].
Reproduction number: LC-B8184-5352 (b&w film negative)
Location of original: LOT 4180
Notes: Five women standing with men, including wounded men, outside tents, with signs "U.S. Christian Commission" above.
[No digital image] Title: "U.S. Sanitary Commission at Gettysburg General Hospital" Albumen print, [photographed 1863 August; printed later].
Reproduction number: LC-B8184-5351 (b&w film negative)
Location of original: LOT 4180-A
Notes: Three women seated and standing with men outside tent; wooden sign bearing words "U.S. Sanitary Commission," wreath, and star hanging above them. Reproduced in The Image of War, volume 4, p. 270.

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