Teresa Kretzer is remembered for hanging a huge American flag over Main Street in Sharpsburg, Maryland during the Civil War. When the Southern army arrived she saved the flag from destruction by hiding it in the ash heap behind the family smokehouse.
This painting by John Paul Strain perfectly captures a scene from the Battle of Okolona, Mississippi and highlights CSA cavalry commander General Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Russian-born Madame Turchin followed her husband in battle and camp throughout his service in the American Civil War.
The Union Army seized a lavish hotel owned by Emma Green and her family and turned it into a hospital, and Emma worked as a nurse there.
After the Civil War, African American women were promised a new life of freedom with the same rights provided to other American citizens; unfortunately few of those promises came true.
Mary Cunningham Logan persevered after the Civil War to keep her husband's memory alive with bronze plaques at sites where he served and equestrian statues across the country.