The Story

Confederate General Robert E. Lee had surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox on April 12, effectively ending the Civil War. But 13,000 troops under Brigadier General James Wilson of the Union Military Division of the Mississippi, better known as Wilson's Raiders, were still striking at targets in Alabama and Georgia. Fresh from a victory over Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest at Selma Alabama, part of Wilson's force entered LaGrange, Georgia, a town they believed to be virtually defenseless. But upon entering the city, the column was stopped dead in its track by a roadblock of some 40 women armed with rifles and muskets. The confrontation was one of the more unusual incidents of the war... CLICK HERE for the full story

Sharing Their Story

Many have heard the story of The Nancies and used their talents to pass on the legacy. Writers, musicians, and artists of many kinds have joined in sharing the extreme courage that these women held.

In 1904, The Nancies were featured in The Ladies' Home Journal by journalist Thaddeus Horton


Original photos taken during the civil war.   {Top Left} The Bull Family And Farm During The Civil War   {Top Right} The Bull Family Property    {Bottom Left} Judge Bull   {Bottom Right} Lagrange Street View

Map of the confrontation, as drawn by Historian, Clark Johnson

Mort Kunstler paints the famous scene in which he calls "LaGrange vs. LaGrange".   

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Patrick Hammond wrote and recorded this song over 20 years ago about the Nancies. It has since been recently re-mastered and  featured in The Nancy Hart Militia Documentary