Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Anna Ella Carroll (1815-1894)
MSA SC 3520-2900


Newspaper/Journal Articles:

Baker, Jean.  "A woman forgotten by history," The Baltimore Sun, 1 March 1999.

Goodheart, Adam. "The Woman Who Saved the Union?" The New York Times, 18 January 2011.

Long, E.B.  "Anna Ella Carroll:  Exaggerated Heroine?," Civil War Times Illustrated (July 1975), 28-35.

Soodalter, Ron. "For Maryland and the Union." Maryland Life, October 2011.

Web Sources:

Carroll, Anna Ella. The Relation of the National Government to The Revolted Citizens Defined. No Power in Congress to Emancipate their Slaves or Confiscate their Property Proved. The Constitution as it is, the Only Hope of the Country. Library of Congress:  The African American Pamphlet Collection 1824-1909.
(Accessed August 7, 2007).

Gage, Matilda Joslyn. "Who planned the Tennessee campaign of 1862? or, Anna Ella Carroll vs. Ulysses S. Grant : a few generally unknown facts in regard to our Civil War." (Accessed October 15, 2013).

Larson, C. Kay. "The Tennessee River Campaign."  in GREAT NECESSITIES:  THE LIFE, TIMES AND WRITINGS OF ANNA ELLA CARROLL, 1815-1894. New York Military Affairs Symposium.  (Accessed October 15, 2013).


Blackwell, Sarah Ellen. A Military Genius: The Life of Anna Ella Carroll, of Maryland. Washington, D.C.: Judd & Detweiler: 1891-95.

Bradley, Sylvia. "Anna Ella Carroll, 1815-1894: Military Strategist--Political Propagandist." In Notable American Women. Cambridge: Tidewater Publishers, 1977.

Coryell, Janet L.  Neither Heroine Nor Fool:  Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland.  Ohio:  Kent State University Press, 1990.

Greenbie, Marjorie Barstow.  My Dear Lady:  The Story of Anna Ella Carroll the 'Great Unrecognized Member of Lincoln's Cabinet.'  New York: Whittlesley House, 1940.  

Greenbie, Sydney and Marjorie Greenbie. Anna Ella Carroll and Abraham Lincoln, a Biography. Manchester, ME: University of Tampa Press, 1952.

Helmes, Winifred G. ed. Notable Maryland Women. Maryland:  Tidewater Publishers, 1977.

Jones, Elias.  New Revised History of Dorchester County Maryland.  Cambridge:  Tidewater Publishers, 1966.

"Lady of the House:  First Ladies and Official Hostesses of Maryland, 1777-2000."   Annapolis:  Maryland State Archives, 2000.

Larson, C. Kay. Great Necessities: The Life, Times and Writings of Anna Ella Carroll, 1815-1894. Philadelphia: Xlibris, 2004.

Marks, Carole. Moses, and the Monster, and Miss Anne. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2009.

Noble, Hollister. Woman with a Sword : The Biographical Novel of Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1948.

Stegman, Carolyn B. Women of Achievement in Maryland History. University Park, MD: Women of Achievement in Maryland History, Inc., 2002.

White, Frank F. Jr.  The Governors of Maryland 1777-1970.  Annapolis:  Hall of Records Commission, 1970.

Wise, Winifred. Lincoln's Secret Weapon. Philadelphia: Chilton Co., 1961.

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