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Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause

Caroline E. Janney

Abstract

Immediately after the Civil War, white women across the South organized to retrieve the remains of Confederate soldiers. In Virginia alone, these Ladies' Memorial Associations (LMAs) relocated and reinterred the remains of more than 72,000 soldiers. Challenging the notion that southern white women were peripheral to the Lost Cause movement until the 1890s, this book restores these women as the earliest creators and purveyors of Confederate tradition. It shows that, long before national groups such as the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and the United Daughters of the Confederacy were establ ... More

Keywords: Civil War, Virginia, Ladies' Memorial Association, LMA, Lost Cause movement, Confederate tradition, nineteenth century, South

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780807831762
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807882702_janney

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caroline E. Janney, author