About Lovina Streight ("Mother of the 51st")
Lovina Streight (née McCarthy) was the wife of Brevet Brig. General Abel D. Streight (USA). She joined her husband on his southern campaign, often ministering help to wounded men during the battle. She was captured three times and exchanged for prisoners. Lovina Streight was known as the "Mother of the 51st" (51st Indiana Infantry), and upon her death in 1910, her funeral was afforded full military honors.