Confederate Women

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Essays focus on different women and their roles in the Civil War, including Charlotte S. Branch, whose three sons went off to fight; Loreta Janeta Velazquez, who was a soldier herself; and Ella K. Newsom Trader, who served as a nurse.
ISBN: 9781589801868
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Images: 30
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Mauriel Phillips Joslyn was born in Manchester, Georgia, and is currently living in Sparta, restoring an 1822 house with her family. Joslyn received her B.A. in history from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and an M.A. in history from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. One of the reasons Joslyn chose to attend school in Virginia was because it was six miles from the Virginia Military Institute, placing her near many former battlefields, where she could continue to explore her fascination concerning the Civil War. Her husband, who shares her interests, is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. Early in her marriage, Joslyn worked at various sales jobs while teaching horse-riding lessons on the side. She also worked for the library at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Her husband's job required the family to move to Summit Point, West Virginia, where they lived in a historic house associated with the Confederacy. During that period, Mauriel worked for the post office in Meadowview, Virginia, and the entire family participated in Civil War reenactments. Josyln has published several books and articles concerning the Civil War. Her articles have appeared in Gettysburg Magazine, United Daughters of the Confederacy Magazine, Georgia Journal, Military Heritage, Irish Sword, and many others. She is a member of the Society of Civil War Historians, the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites, the Blue and Gray Education Association, the Georgia Historical Society, and other groups. Her book Confederate Women is a collection of various women's wartime experiences. In addition, Joslyn participates in lectures and living-history events on military subjects. Her presentations have taken her to schools, civic groups, and SCY groups, where she often dresses in Confederate costume and brings artifacts to discuss. As president of the Patrick Cleburne Society, Joslyn is raising money for a statue of General Cleburne to be erected in Ringgold, Georgia. She is currently the vice-chairman of the Georgia Civil War Commission and is writing two nonfiction screenplays about historical personages, one dealing with the Civil War and the other relating to the flying aces of World War I.
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