SEAC: Featured Project
  • 3D Rendering of Shiloh Mound

    Southeast Archeological Center

    Cultural Resources National Park Service

SEAC: Note 1

The actual identity of Marie or Mary Boozer is in dispute. Thomas Lowry in The Story the Soldiers Wouldn't Tell: Sex in the Civil War (1994) cites sources to suggest her first name was Alice. The presence of feminine accompaniment at Monroe's Crossroads is undisputed in the official record. Brevet Major General Kilpatrick's wife died in 1863, and he is reputed to have been a ladies' man from then on. He reportedly took Alice, a.k.a. Marie Boozer, with him when he was appointed ambassador to Chile after the war.