Women were a very important part of the war..they took care of the families left behind without the men, they worked as nurses and even as spies. Over four hundred women dressed as men and went to war.
The ladies in their pretty dresses were in the buildings to answer any questions. Above and below OOPS! fans? electric fans?
They said the dresses were cool because of the hoops holding them out.
I am just happy I did not live back then.
Above was a female soldier that marched with the men. She said there were women who carried the flag, and marched with the soldiers. I have never heard this and was unable to verify it.
When the soldiers searched the buildings, these ladies argued with them.
the one in the center said to the soldier in her garden, "are you taking our food to? you already have our silver" and he replied "everything here is the property of the United States of America'...
Pat, a modern day woman, held the flag out for me...we were dressed for the 90 degree weather in capri's and t-shirts. One of the ladies in the house , said to us "What are you doing in public in your bloomers?"