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The Top 25 Most Influential Women of the Civil War
     

The Top 25 Most Influential Women of the Civil War

by Robert Jones
 
Women acted in many roles during the Civil War. In addition to homeowner and plantation/farm manager (while their husbands were at war), they also acted as nurses, vivandieres, spies, soldiers, matrons of hospitals, authors and (in one case) co-conspirators in the murder of a President. One Union women, Mary Walker, acted as a medical doctor, and won the Congressional

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Women acted in many roles during the Civil War. In addition to homeowner and plantation/farm manager (while their husbands were at war), they also acted as nurses, vivandieres, spies, soldiers, matrons of hospitals, authors and (in one case) co-conspirators in the murder of a President. One Union women, Mary Walker, acted as a medical doctor, and won the Congressional Medal of Honor.

This book will examine 25 women that had an exceptional influence on the Civil War, including Elizabeth Van Lew, Dorothea Lynde Dix, Clara Barton, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Kate Cummings, Lucy Holcombe Pickens, Mary Surratt, Mary Chesnut and Rose O'Neal Greenhow. The book contains 36 photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477453513
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/17/2012
Pages:
118
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

Robert C. Jones is President of the Kennesaw Historical Society, and Director of Programs and Education for the Kennesaw Museum Foundation. He is also on the advisory board for the Civil War Round Table of Cobb County. He has written several books on Civil War and railroad themes, including:

-Battle of Allatoona Pass: The Forgotten Battle of Sherman's Atlanta Campaign, The
-Battle of Chickamauga: A Brief History, The
-Bleeding Kansas: The Real Start of the Civil War
-Civil War Prison Camps: A Brief History
-Famous Songs of the Civil War
-Fifteen Most Critical Moments of the Civil War, The
-Images of America: Kennesaw
-Pennsylvania Railroad: An Illustrated Timeline, The
-Reading Railroad: An Illustrated Timeline, The
-Retracing the Route of Sherman's Atlanta Campaign and March to the Sea
-Ten Best - and Worst - Generals of the Civil War, The
-The Battle of Griswoldville: An Infantry Battle on -Sherman's March to the Sea
-Top 20 Civil War Spies and Secret Agents, The
-Top 20 Railroad Songs of All Time, The
-Top 25 Most Influential Women of the Civil War, The
-W&A, the General, and the Andrews Raid: A Brief History, The

Robert is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church. He has written and taught numerous adult Sunday School courses. He is also the author of:

-25 Most Important Events in the Post-Apostolic Christian Church, The
-25 Most Influential Books in the Post-Apostolic Christian Church, The
-25 Most Influential People in the Post-Apostolic Christian Church, The
-25 People Who Most Influenced the Music of Christianity, The
-A Brief History of Protestantism in the United States
-A Brief History of the Sacraments: Baptism and Communion
-Crusades and the Inquisition: A Brief History, The
-Heaven and Hell: In the Bible, the Apocrypha and the Dead Sea Scrolls
-Meet the Apostles: Biblical and Legendary Accounts
-Monks and Monasteries: A Brief History
-Revelation: Background and Commentary
-Top 25 Misconceptions About Christianity, The

Robert has also written several books on "Old West" themes, including:

-Death Valley Ghost Towns - As They Appear Today
-Ghost Towns of Southern Arizona and New Mexico
-Ghost Towns of the Mojave National Preserve
-Ghost Towns of Western Nevada
-Top 10 Gunslingers and Lawmen of the Old West, The

In 2005, Robert co-authored a business-oriented book entitled "Working Virtually: The Challenges of Virtual Teams".

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