I love this book! and haven't read any other like it. Juanita Leisch has researched what women would wear depending on age, wealth etc. during the Civil War era. She has excellent info for any woman wanting a correct Civil War outfit. Another thing I love about this book is the information on how to research photos. I spend hours looking at old CDV's online and feel like I didn't soak in as much information as I'd like, she writes how she's done it.