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Bustable Women

The Hall of Famous Missourians has been in the news recently, igniting debate over who should be honored in our state capitol. Here at Missouri Women, we like to imagine a fantasy Hall of Famous Missourians. One that would include a few more women. Like these ladies: Virginia Minor Maya Angelou Edna Gellhorn Fannie Hurst… Continue reading Bustable Women

Civil War · Greene County · Mary Phelps · Springfield

Woman receives honor for orphanages

Springfield News-Leader, 11:00 PM, Sep. 18, 2011, by Claudette Riley Historical marker will remember care of Civil War orphans. The orphaned children of Civil War soldiers were fed, loved and looked after in a series of Springfield homes operated by Mary Whitney Phelps. This month, the Civil War Orphans' Home historical marker -- honoring Phelps'… Continue reading Woman receives honor for orphanages

Adeline Couzins · Bellefontaine Cemetery · Civil War · Nurse · St. Louis · St. Louis Ladies Union Aid Society · Veteran

Adeline Couzins

Adeline Couzins was wounded at Vicksburg. How is that possible you ask, her being a woman? Because during the Civil War, she followed the action to help where help was needed. She was one of the founders of the St. Louis Ladies Union Aid Society, a group of women who came together to help soldiers. What that meant for Adeline was greeting… Continue reading Adeline Couzins

Civil War · Sarah Campbell · Springfield

Confederate Girlhoods

Students, History Museum publish women’s history of early Springfield Book features women’s perspectives on slavery, the Civil War, pioneering Friday, October 29, 2010 Students in the department of English at Missouri State University have partnered with The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County to publish “Confederate Girlhoods: A Women’s History of Early Springfield, Missouri.” With the… Continue reading Confederate Girlhoods