“One thing is my heart’s desire now, and that is, to be a man," an anonymous writer, who signed herself only as “Anxiety," confided to the editor of the Baton Rouge Gazette and Comet in February 1862. “[A]nd would I were one, I would have left ‘footprints’ in the blood of the Yankees long ago....
"CIVIL WAR TREASURES: The Needle and Thimble Brigade: Women in Civil War Baton Rouge,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 14
Available at: https://repository.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol14/iss3/2