This blog page is being used by Belthorne Design Studios to share research information relating to US History from 1850 to 1900 and any other fantastic graphic design creations. Final quilt piece information can be found at the Quilting a Nation page (please click link to the right).
Roles of Women in the Civil war, Julia Canfield and October Durkee Miller Karens Office
This is Mary Bowser, who was a freed slave who helped in the Civil War. She grew up on a plantation as a slave, until her owner died and his daughter, an abolitionist, freed her. She stayed with the family for several years before they realized how smart she was and got her an education at a Quaker school in Philadelphia. After that, she became a spy with Elizabeth Van Lew.