Hearts at Home: Southern Women in the Civil War

Through letters and diaries, photographs, newspaper accounts, and personal mementos, Hearts at Home examines different aspects of southern women's experiences at home and on the battlefield during the Civil War.


This site is the web version of the physical exhibition, Hearts at Home: Southern Women in the Civil War, which was on view from August 2 through October 15, 1997, in the Tracy W. McGregor Room of the University of Virginia Library's Special Collections department in Alderman Library. Hearts at Home was co-curated by Ervin Jordan and Michele Ostrow.