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Women of the Company

As the men of Fort Sumter prepared to board the Baltic on April 14, 1861, one woman joined the evacuation from Charleston. Matilda Anne (Annie) Davis, the sister of Lieutenant Jefferson C. Davis, was a student at Madame Bounetheau’s Charleston Ladies Seminary where her classmates included the daughters of prominent Charleston families. In early March,… Continue reading Women of the Company