The Greenpoint Monitor Museum "Road Show"

P.S. 31 - Samuel F. Dupont School

March 24, 2006




Marie Tebe "French Mary"

The life of a soldier was a very difficult life.
It was a life without family and a life facing sickness and many times death.

VIVANDIERES often accompanied their husbands to war.
They carried food and liquid refreshments, and sometimes
acted as nurses while caring for the sick and the wounded.
The uniform of the Vivandiere matched that of the regiment
of which she was a part. Over her trousers she would wear
a matching skirt and she would carry a pistol for protection and
a small barrel of liquid for the wounded.
A famous vivandiere of the Civil War was Marie Tebe.
She was a French immigrant who became known as "French Mary".
On April 16, 1861 she enlisted in Company I, 27th Pennsylvania
Volunteers with her husband. She participated in 13 battles.
She later served as a vivandiere with the 114th Pennsylvaia
Volunteers known as the Collis' Zouaves d'Afrique.
Mary was wounded in the left ankle by a bullet while serving
with this regiment. For her bravery she received the "Kearny Cross"
for heroism. It can be seen in this photo. Among the battles
in which she served was the Battle of Gettysburg.

Click on the pictures below.

George's PS 110 the Monitor School shirt.  Do you think it will still fit? (104kb) This fire engine runs by steam.  John Ericsson invented a steam fire engine.  His  fire engine was pulled by horses and steam made the pump work to make the water reach the top of the buildings. (79kb) At the beginning of the Civil War the US Navy used wooden sailing ships.  They depended on the wind and their sails. (65kb) John Ericsson's USS Monitor was made of metal and it had a steam engine.  It did not need the wind. (92kb)
The USS Monitor helped save the Union when she fought and stopped the Merrimac from destroying the US Navy fleet.   On December 31, 1862 the USS Monitor sunk in a storm.  This flag was on the barge when the USS Monitor's turret was brought up from the bottom of the sea in 2002. (93kb) This was once the top of an Ellsworth's Fire Zouave flag pole.  It was in many Civil War battles.  It is a part of American History. (85kb) The Union mascot Sallie is on the left with the soldiers in blue uniforms and the American flag.  The Confederate mascot Stonewall is on the right with the soldiers in gray uniforms and the Confederate flag. (77kb) ps31y0506h.jpg (91kb)
Old Abe was the eagle mascot of Eight Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.  Old Abe was the symbol of what the Union soldiers were fighting for.  He became the emblem of American freedom. (78kb) PS 31 has many recruits for John. (85kb) ps31y0506k.jpg (84kb) ps31y0506l.jpg (109kb)
ps31y0506m.jpg (125kb) ps31y0506n.jpg (108kb) ps31y0506o.jpg (135kb) ps31y0506p.jpg (100kb)
ps31y0506q.jpg (128kb) ps31y0506r.jpg (106kb) This recruit is  ready for action. (82kb) Arthur and his piccolo recorder playing a marching tune. (74kb)
When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again - Hoorah Hoorah (89kb) ps31y0506v.jpg (79kb) This is the Confederate ship, Merrimac, which fought against the Union ship,  Monitor.  See the USS Monitor with her round turret and two cannons.  The turret rotated so the USS Monitor did not have to turn to shoot.  She could shoot in any direction. (82kb) ps31y0506z.jpg (103kb)
ps31y0506za.jpg (108kb) ps31y0506zb.jpg (104kb) The sailing frigate needed the wind to move.  The USS Monitor used steam. (86kb) ps31y0506zd.jpg (89kb)


P.S. 110 - Learn About the USS Monitor
P.S. 161M - Learn About General Ulysses S. Grant
St. Stanislaus Kostka School - Learn About Gen. Wladimir Krzyzanowski (a Polish immigrant)
John Ericsson Junior High School - Learn About John Ericsson (a Swedish immigrant)
P.S. 34 - Learn About the Discovery of the USS Monitor
St. Cecilia School - Learn about Civil War Mascots
P.S. 31 - Learn about the Vivandiere, French Mary (a French immigrant)
St. Anthony of Padua School - Learn about Zouaves
P.S. 84 - Learn about Johnny Clem, children in the Civil War
P.S. 196 - Learn about the 54th Massachusetts & the Black soldiers of the Civil War

The Museum is not-for-profit with 501(c)(3) status.
FUNDING FOR THE 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007 "Road Shows" WAS PROVIDED BY THE
Through a $50,000 Grant obtained by Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez


P.O. Box 220378
Brooklyn, New York 11222-0378

Janice Lauletta-Weinmann, President, Webmaster
George J. Weinmann, Webmaster

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