Not only do they offer the best civilian impression (as a group) that I have ever seen, year after year, they show up at large events, and offer the soldiers food, lemonade (especially appreciated this past weekend!), and other comforts that would have been appropriate for the period. They are a great boon to those of us in uniform, plus I like the fact that the female members are actually doing something useful, rather than (as some, not all!) promenading through the camps and on the battlefield in their finest attire.
Never having been there, it is my hope that there is a civilian counterpart in the Confederate camps.
Company K, First Pennsylvania Reserves