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Mary Edwards Walker:One of a Kind

Which prestigious award has been issued to 3,514 men, but only 1 woman? That would be the Medal of Honor, bestowed upon service personnel for gallantry in action during wartime. Signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil … Continue reading

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Florena Budwin and her 500 Sisters by Linda Harris Sittig

  One hundred and fifty-two years ago Florena Budwin faced the agonizing truth that her husband was dead and she was on the verge of being captured as a Yankee prisoner of war. The previous year, in 1864, at the … Continue reading

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Ellen Canavan – part two, by Linda Harris Sittig

 It was in the summer of 1998 that I stood in front of my mother’s family mausoleum in New Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia. The cemetery is located in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, once the textile epi-center of the United States, … Continue reading

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Ellen Canavan, Irish Entrepreneur by Linda Harris Sittig

One hundred fifty years ago the Civil War was raging. Thousands of men had already given their lives for a cause they fervently supported, and one woman had risen from total obscurity to the ranks of unimagined riches through the … Continue reading

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