Female Confederate Cavalry Regiment
In the summer of 1862, 30 young women banded together to form the Spartans with the purpose of supporting their men in the Confederate cavalry. Still active during Federal occupation, some were accused of spying and arrested, but were eventually released. Reconstruction was hard on them, and most of the women left the area after the war.
Image: Rhea County Courthouse
During the American Civil War, Rhea County (pronounced ray) was one of the …Read More...