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A Military Genius Life of Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland   By: (1828-)

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Sarah Ellen Blackwell's biography, A Military Genius Life of Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland, is a captivating and insightful account of the extraordinary life of Anna Ella Carroll. Blackwell’s meticulous research and engaging storytelling unveil the otherwise overlooked genius and contribution of Carroll in the American Civil War.

The book begins by introducing Carroll's background, highlighting her privileged upbringing in a prominent Maryland family. However, rather than conforming to societal expectations of her time, Carroll embarked on a path that defied traditional gender roles and norms. This defiance laid the foundation for her future endeavors as a military strategist and advisor.

Blackwell expertly traces Carroll's journey into the male-dominated world of politics and warfare. Through vivid descriptions and anecdotes, she offers a comprehensive look at Carroll's critical involvement in various military campaigns, her unwavering dedication to the Union cause, and her remarkable ability to think strategically and devise innovative plans.

Furthermore, Blackwell beautifully portrays Carroll's determination and perseverance. Despite facing countless obstacles and enduring criticism due to her gender, Carroll fearlessly advocated for her strategies and findings. This unwavering belief in herself and her abilities serves as an inspiration for readers, particularly women, who may be facing similar challenges in pursuing their ambitions.

The author's attention to detail is commendable. Blackwell does an exceptional job of contextualizing Carroll's military contributions within the broader historical framework of the Civil War. By intertwining Carroll's story with the larger narrative, she presents a well-rounded understanding of the war's political and military landscape.

In addition to providing a captivating narrative, A Military Genius Life of Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland delves into the personal aspects of Carroll's life. Blackwell explores Carroll's relationship with her family, shedding light on the sacrifices she made and the strained dynamics that accompanied her pursuit of a military career. This humanizes Carroll and adds depth and complexity to her character.

If there is one critique of Blackwell's biography, it would be the occasional lapses into excessive detail, which may overwhelm some readers. However, for those with a keen interest in history, particularly the Civil War era, the meticulousness with which Blackwell explores Carroll's life will be appreciated.

In conclusion, A Military Genius Life of Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland is a thought-provoking and meticulously researched biography that skillfully highlights the life and contributions of an often forgotten figure in American history. Blackwell brings Carroll's story to life, illuminating her as a groundbreaking military strategist and an inspiring figure for readers today. This biography should be required reading for anyone interested in the Civil War, women's history, or the power of determination in the face of adversity.

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[Transcriber's note: Obvious printer's errors have been corrected, all other inconsistencies are as in the original. Author's spelling has been maintained. Closing quote added after "Japan has to wall themselves in".]

A MILITARY GENIUS.

LIFE OF ANNA ELLA CARROLL OF MARYLAND

SARAH ELLEN BLACKWELL

[Illustration: Ex Libris]

[Illustration: Anna Ella Carroll]

A MILITARY GENIUS.

LIFE OF ANNA ELLA CARROLL, OF MARYLAND,

("The great unrecognized member of Lincoln's Cabinet.")

COMPILED FROM FAMILY RECORDS AND CONGRESSIONAL DOCUMENTS

BY

SARAH ELLEN BLACKWELL.

For Sale at the Office of the Woman's Journal , 3 Park Street, Boston, Mass. Rooms of the Woman's Suffrage Society, 1406 G St., Washington, D. C.

Price: $1.10 (Forwarded free on receipt of price).

WASHINGTON, D. C. JUDD & DETWEILER, PRINTERS. 1891.

Entered in the office of the Librarian of Congress, 1891.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

The long years come and go, And the Past, The sorrowful splendid Past, With its glory and its woe, Seems never to have been... Continue reading book >>




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