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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • LE BALLON: 1883

Women Drilling

Women Drilling

This photo was sent as a postcard to my grandmother. It's postmarked "Washington DC May 3, 1917 6pm." The postmark also says "TWENTY SEVENTH REUNION UNITED Confederate Veterans Washington, D.C. June 4-8-1917."

The correspondence on the post card reads: "I'll be home next week so hope to see you a week from Sunday. I've enjoyed the camp a lot. This is our Company drilling. With love, Helen P."

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Women Drilling

This is an interesting photograph. Is this a company of women who served in the Civil War? It can't be... Who are they?

[They look a little young to have served in a war that ended 52 years before this picture was taken. They're probably the Confederate veterans women's auxiliary, or the United Daughters of the Confederacy. - Dave]

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