Sunday, November 1, 2009

Family life during the Civil War

The Union army recruited about 2,500,000 men, while the Confederate army had about 1,250,000 men. This was a significant part of the population during the Civil War. Many families were left with only mothers and daughters to run the household and earn money to feed and clothe the family. This picture shows a family in front of the house in which General Charles S. Winder died. Cedar Mountain, Virginia.

1 comment:

  1. I am so impressed that you & your husband are Civil War reenactors! Great photos too!