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March 5, 1863 at the battle of Thompson's station where the North lost its foothold in Tennessee....

"...Miss Alice Thompson, age 17 at the time, was visiting the residence of [a] Lieutenant Banks. The [Southern] 3rd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment was advancing through the yard, lost their Colonel (Samuel G. Earle) and their color bearer, and the regiment was thrown into disorder. Miss Alice Thompson rushed out, raised the flag and led the regiment to victory. The enemy lauded her action." Wikipedia, "Battle of Thompson's Station"

 

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Nice to see a story of female bravery in conflict. It is odd to me that women have always played such pivotal roles in conflict but are rarely given the credit they deserve (at least, in my opinion). I would love if there were more information on this.
 
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