Women of the Civil War Through Primary Sources by Carin T Ford

By Carin T Ford

The Civil conflict used to be fought normally via males, however the battle couldn't were gained with out the brave attempt of girls. in the course of the battle, girls served as spies and nurses. a few disguised themselves as males to turn into infantrymen. With their husbands, fathers, and sons away at conflict, girls needed to carry down the house entrance. the duty used to be demanding, however it was once valuable. during this stirring account, basic assets carry to existence the awesome tales of ladies within the Civil struggle.

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1969), p. 146. 4. Agatha Young, The Women and the Crisis (New York: McDowell, Obolensky, 1959), p. 303. 5. , 1865), p. 106. 6. Massey, p. 87. GLOSSARY abolish—To end; to get rid of. S. Constitution. cavalry—Soldiers who fight on horseback. civil war—A war between people of the same country. Confederate States of America—The new nation formed by eleven Southern states that seceded from the United States of America: South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

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In the Civil War, she fought for the Confederacy under the name Harry Buford. 3 Female soldiers not only needed to look like men, but they also needed to act like men, too. They learned to drink, smoke, and chew tobacco, like the other soldiers. When they were wounded, female soldiers often refused medical care. They did not want to take off their clothing. Following the Troops Not all women who followed the troops served as nurses or soldiers. Some were soldiers’ wives, girlfriends, or relatives as well as laundresses.

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